Holly Tuke

Life of a Blind Girl

Holly is a writer, blogger and campaigner. She started her blog, Life of a Blind Girl, in 2015 to educate people about sight loss, tackle stereotypes, and share some life hacks. Holly covers topics including university, employment, fashion and concerts – through the lens of visual impairment – for audiences of both disabled and non-disabled people.

Popular posts include ‘10 things I want non-disabled people to know’ and ‘A positive message for people recently diagnosed with sight loss’. Life of a Blind Girl was shortlisted for Health Unlocked’s Health Blogger of the Year Awards 2017 and the 2019 UK Blog Awards.

As well as her blog, Holly’s YouTube channel, under the same name, is well respected in the disability community and reaches a wide audience of disabled and non-disabled people. Her compassion has made her a lifeline for people coming to terms with sight loss and other disabilities.

Recently featured on RNIB Connect radio, BBC Radio York and BBC Radio Leeds, Holly has also contributed to Able Magazine, the Yorkshire Post, the Huffington Post and the Guardian. She has also written for Seeable, Ability Superstore and was involved in RNIB’s #HowISee campaign and Scope’s #EndTheAwkward campaign. Holly was recognised as a Young Changemaker by the Inspiring Women Changemakers organisation and this year has been nominated as a Positive Role Model at the National Diversity Awards.

 Holly graduated York St John University with a BA Honours degree in Children, Young People and Families and now works at the University as an Assistive Technology Advisor, helping students find the right support for their needs and training them how to use a wide range of assistive technology. She is an Ambassador for the Wilberforce Trust.

Having a disability is not an obstacle for success. I want to prove that with the right support, you can succeed just like everyone else.