Author Archives: Linn

About Linn

I'm a journalist and writer with a great passion for singing and performing as well as learning languages. Through my writing, I am hoping to educate the world about blindness as I myself am born blind, document my journey from Evangelical Christianity to a more free thinking world view and touch on other important, current issues.

The practical challenges of blind academics

Ok. So I admit I should be working on my thesis right now, but I felt the need to write this as I don’t know how much awareness there is out there about academic challenges for the blind. I am … Continue reading

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My 2013

During my years in the BBC, I had a colleague who read palms. Upon reading mine one day, she said “I’m surprised you’re not more confused than you are. Your creative and sensible sides are very conflicting with each other.” … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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don’t fall into my trap

Last week I was chatting to a South African friend on Facebook I used to work with when we both lived in London. It was nothing special; we just updated each other on our lives. He asked me if I … Continue reading

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feeling bad?

Earlier this week, I had an interesting conversation with a fellow journalist in a student café. We talked about many things, but one subject I found particularly fascinating, was the subject of feeling bad. In this day and age, we … Continue reading

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Coping and curing – ultimately the same thing

One thing I find quite upsetting, are those news and feature stories where someone has been cured of blindness, or that scientists are now finding more and more ways to cure blindness. I am blind due to a detached optic … Continue reading

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Sexual inequality

Disclaimer: This post discusses sex. Avoid it if you don’t like reading about such matters. One thing I, and many women with me, find very frustrating, is that sex almost always seem to happen on the man’s terms. Be ready … Continue reading

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Shopgirl dream

I have had so many ideas for what I want to write about on this blog, but the time or energy hasn’t been quite there. I’ve been working on a rather large writing project for teen girls and there is … Continue reading

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In your face! (book)

I think social networks are a good idea in principle. However, I am getting increasingly pissed off with Facebook. There are two reasons why. Firstly, and this is actually the least of them, I don’t like that Facebook now and … Continue reading

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Blindly travelling

As a blind person, I’d have to get used to some pretty stupid remarks. I stopped getting shocked ages ago by questions such as “How do you manage to dress?” and “How do you not spill all your food whilst … Continue reading

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My own Romance Story

A year and a few months ago, I wrote what has proven to be my most popular post. Blindness, dating, Romance and how to attract blind people My reason for writing it, was because upon googling the subjects and finding … Continue reading

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10 reasons why we love geeky guys and think you should too

Disclaimer: If you have no sense of humour, go read something else.  «How do you draw so many geeks?” My friend Elisabeth and I were sifting through my Facebook photos to delete the very ugliest ones of yours truly … Continue reading

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Thought of the day

I feel very fortunate to live in a global age. I am born in a tiny little country on top of the world, yet I consume food and music from all over the world, know people from many different places, … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Friends and strangers

Yesterday was rather traumatic for me. I was, funnily enough, on my way to the doctor. Just for a general consultation, but walking from the subway to her office, I slipped, fell off the icy subway platform and flew backwards … Continue reading

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What’s on your mind?

What’s on your mind? Facebook wants to know. But what are you going to share? That you burned a dinner steak? baked a chocolate cake? Or that you got highlights in your hair? You could rant about the increase in … Continue reading

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My 2012 highlights

Another year of blogging is over and frankly, I was quite surprised when I received a report from WordPress by email letting me know how my blog had done. I never received such a report with my earlier blog which … Continue reading

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Valid taste

It was when I was a bible study group leader in London. Us leaders where having a meeting to discuss how our groups went and seeing as we were a bunch of young women, we talked about all sorts of … Continue reading

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A conservative liberal, or liberally conservative?

I am strongly opposed to anything labeled conservative. To me, the word does not describe traditions, but anything I don’t want the society to be like. Traditions are something positive, for the most part at least, but conservative to me, … Continue reading

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Meet Romeo

They say that you learn something new every day. This month, I have learned about a new kind of man. New is perhaps not the right word, because this kind of man has existed since men could be called men … Continue reading

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The world in skin colours

One day, my partially sighted friend from Sierra Leone had the following status on Facebook: “I fail to understand how blind people can be racist. They don’t see the skin colour.” I personally fail to understand how anyone can be … Continue reading

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