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Stephanae McCoy

Image: A professional headshot of Stephanae's smashing asymmetrical hairstyle with burgundy highlights. The muted Coral Cutie lipstick topped with a peach colored gloss provides a nice contrast against the gray backdrop. She is wearing a black dress and black tuxedo jacket trimmed in faux leather, silver statement necklace, and silver drop earrings.

Contact Stephanae: smccoy at boldblindbeauty.com

Stephanae McCoy is a successful businesswoman, style setter, blogger and abilities crusader who breaks the myth that “blind people can’t be fashionable.” As a blind woman who happens to love fashion and style, Ms. McCoy is the Visionary and Founder of www.boldblindbeauty.com, an online community that brings women together to share in the beauty of fashion and style. The community encourages empowerment, camaraderie, and makes a connection between the sighted and non-sighted worlds while eradicating misconceptions and long-held stereotypes about blindness and people living with sight loss.

Bold Blind Beauty, is a unique, inspirational online community that redefines beauty by empowering blind women to wholly embrace and unleash their confidence. Committed to the idea that real beauty transcends barriers, Bold Blind Beauty empowers blind women to live fun, fulfilling and productive lives, while connecting the non-sighted and sighted communities in an effort to eradicate misconceptions and long-held stereotypes about people with sight loss.

Readers are guided by the stylish fashion icon Abigail (Abby), a fashionista who radiates an attitude of hip, laid-back sophistication with a pinch of bravura. Forever on the move, Abby walks boldly in confidence — and of course always with her white cane — providing tips and techniques about the latest styles and fashions.

You can find Stephanae at Bold Blind Beauty, Abigail Style, Facebook, and Instagram

Find Stephanae's latest clips here

Stephanae is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference 

Languages: English (Fluent)


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