Every Way Being Blind Makes My Life Different (Ft. Molly Burke) | Allure

24 Apr 2020
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In this episode of The Beauty of Me, Molly Burke shares how her blindness impacts her entire life. Molly has been fully night blind from birth and has photophobia due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, making her blind. Whether she is going on a date, downhill skiing, or shopping for makeup, Molly shares how her blindness affects how she navigates the world around her. She also schools us on a sport created for the visually impaired and the correct terminology for her disability.

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  • Thank you so much for working with me on this piece, Allure! It was a ton of fun to film and I hope it helps people to learn about my community and develop more empathy for those of us with disabilities. :)

    Molly BurkeMolly BurkeVor 10 Monate
    • @Allison T It is exactly how it is I still have partial sight and people are well you get about just fine on your own. I just wonder if people don't realize how little sight you need to function independently. I also realize and cherish the divide between myself and people like this young lady that is a functional level of sight. Mine could be gone in as little as 10 years I really want to do what I can with what I got.

      Aberran FoxAberran FoxVor 2 Tage
    • I can only imagine how insulting it is for people to tell you, "You don't look blind!" Like duh, even if you didn't, it's not like you'd be able to see otherwise. SMH

      Allison TAllison TVor 2 Tage
    • I am losing my sight now since about the age of 35 and I am 39 now. It has been great to hear how others cope and makes my plunge into the darkness a lot less scary.

      Aberran FoxAberran FoxVor Monat
    • My friend Juliana is a Visually impaired person. She makes me help her with a lot of stuff. I love her! She's so sweet.

      Kimmy PhreschnutsKimmy PhreschnutsVor 3 Monate
    • How did you write this O.o

      BelleBelleVor 4 Monate
  • warning: long text ahead, I might update this later but for now this is what I'm sticking with. okay, as a person with glasses ever since in my early, early years in elementary school, my vision is horrible. when I saw the part where the artist depicted how molly would see, I could relate. my vision is not that horrible, but the sense but blurriness is there. one thing contacts or glasses wearer can relate to, is when you are not wearing your contacts or glasses, and people would sometimes ask, how many fingers am I holding up? unless your vision is really screwed up, you can still see the blurry outline, the colored section, therefore I can see how many fingers are up. people assume that our vision means that our view is distorted and wonky, when it's just blurry on different levels. another thing is that people need to be aware of different levels of blindness or others such as deafness.

    Lenny JenkinsLenny JenkinsVor 3 Tage
  • sorry, but there should not be any dislikes in this video

    shane andersonshane andersonVor 8 Tage
  • If Molly woke up and could see tomorrow she would still be awesome 🌸

    jimmie littlejimmie littleVor 9 Tage
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    hoivan banlahoivan banlaVor 10 Tage
  • I think I just fell in love...

    Amanda LairdAmanda LairdVor 12 Tage
  • I was on a cruise ship awhile back, I was a teenager and it was one of my first times on one. I was looking for where I needed to go over by the elevators when a woman nearby asked for someone to help her. I didnt notice anyone else around so I walked over and asked what she needed. She told me that she was supposed to meet up with one of her friends on the ship, but she couldnt find anyone who could lead her there. She mentioned she was blind and that she couldnt read the map on her own, and she left her phone with her friend. This was day 3 or 4 on the cruise ship, so I felt I could get her there without too much wandering around. I didnt know how she wanted me to guide her, and so I asked what she wanted me to do. The woman told me what molly mentioned, just an elbow. We ran into her group while heading towards her destination, and she thanked me for helping her. I didnt see her on the cruise ship again, but I'm glad I was able to learn something new.

    crystal foxcrystal foxVor 15 Tage
  • This video is how I found Molly. Bless

    Michelle OMichelle OVor 15 Tage
  • Gallop is adorable! I also love her personality

    Taylor SmithTaylor SmithVor 17 Tage
  • You and Gallop have just inspired my next NPC a for my campaign. Such a sophisticated doggie.

    Kat KireyevAKat KireyevAVor 17 Tage
  • I'm deaf. I rely on my vision for most information about the world around me. The echolocation simulation terrified me to no end. I could never deal with being blind.

    Blue TurtleBlue TurtleVor 18 Tage
  • Idk how someone can "look" blind

    Veronika ShickVeronika ShickVor 18 Tage
  • Ummmmmm if ppl don't want a dog in THEIR car, the answer is no and deal with it. Kinda selfish to say it's wrong. And "ignore the dog"? Yea i get it- for focus....but kinda sounds like a dog slave.

    Channel 11: INFJ KingdomChannel 11: INFJ KingdomVor 18 Tage
    • You know that guide dogs are legally allowed everywhere and refusing services to someone because of their guide dog is illegal, right?

      Lia TMLia TMVor 10 Stunden
  • Very educational and inspiring video

    mesovoguemesovogueVor 18 Tage
  • Omg considering that were not supposed to touch loads of things because of COVID, it must be way harder for her than a lot of us

    Nina MaguireNina MaguireVor 20 Tage
  • Molly is such a badass

    William EhlersWilliam EhlersVor 20 Tage
  • Man, that’s so crazy about the ride share apps. I would think that the ONLY acceptable reason would be that they are extremely allergic... and so, I would think that the apps have a way of preventing a person with allergies being assigned to someone with a guide dog. But, the courteous thing to do would to at least stop and explain their predicament and make sure that another drive is sent and communicating with the consumer ... so they aren’t waiting alone and frightened and confused by someone just not showing ip.

    Jessica HubbardJessica HubbardVor 20 Tage
  • The editing when Molly tells the explosive diarrhea story was HILARIOUS. lol. Like, huh... me? Not me. Lol.

    Jessica HubbardJessica HubbardVor 20 Tage
  • Wow wonderful story. I stay with my in-laws and both is blind. But me and my husband & daughter can see. We always help them in and around the house. We stay in one house together.They are my inspiration and i love them so much..Strongs Molly. Take care. Much love.Annelize💕

    Annelize AlbertseAnnelize AlbertseVor 22 Tage
  • The lighting in this video washed her out so much. She’s so photogenic, I was like oh my god I can’t even see her she’s just a ball of pale light. Wish they would have done something to help her out there.

    SamSamVor 22 Tage
  • seeing the artists rendering of her vision was very fascinating and helpful to what " nothing" really seems like, its so cool to actually visually see only light in that way- i cant believe our girl see's the world like that and makes everything look so flawless and easy, what an inspiration

    Tatiana GTatiana GVor 22 Tage
  • You are so pretty Molly!

    BL HSBL HSVor 23 Tage
  • The tattoos thing I think is so dumb. Tattoos are painful and if you can't see it you go through that pain for nothing. And once it's healed you may forget that exact location. Or you could easily be tricked of what it actually looks like. How I see her visual representation is it's all for other people because most beauty standards aren't comfortable. Tattoos hurt, wearing heels hurts, wearing makeup is sometimes uncomfortable, bleaching your hair damages it, jeans are tight and uncomfortable.

    KenzieHurlockKenzieHurlockVor 24 Tage
    • You find those things uncomfortable. I like wearing skinny jeans and heels. I wear makeup a lot. Does that mean I am torturing myself? I enjoy those things while you don't so why can't she enjoy those things?

      yuh yuhyuh yuhVor 10 Tage
  • The Uber story does seem scary

    Grace MalloryGrace MalloryVor 24 Tage
  • 4:34 for audio simulation

    Pocket DimensionPocket DimensionVor 24 Tage
  • If they say no: BELIEVE THEM Amen molly! I remember my freshman year of college there was a blind girl I was friends with who lived on my dorm floor, and she was very capable of getting around with some special software she had on her phone. She only ever asked me for directions once. Y’all would not believe the amount of times I would see people grabbing her hand and pulling her along with them while crossing the street, or approaching her and asking if she was lost when she was VERY CLEARLY walking with direction and purpose, or when she asked them for directions, they would follow her to her destination even though she’d say she could make it there by herself. She told me once that she never felt differently-abled more so than when people would do things like that to her. It made me so mad to see her go through that. Like she’s an adult person! She’s not a lost puppy or child

    Matthew KMatthew KVor 27 Tage
  • It would be hard to allow someone to touch me freely, I understand needing to feel somebody to connect but I couldn't go past people touching my hands.

    Alois TrancyAlois TrancyVor 28 Tage
  • I worked at a guide dog organization for 2 years as a vet tech and one thing that really grinds my gears is that even a few times with my friends that they claim their dog is a "service dog" to gain access in a business. Like, no. ESA's are not covered by the ADA. You're just really attached to your dog. You're making things difficult for people who ACTUALLY need a service animal. A couple times they've told me to apply because I was having housing issues with my dogs and I'm just like, no. I'm not gonna abuse the system like that. Even though I'm sure I'd qualify for official ESA licensing. It really had to be better regulated in the US.

    Megan TholinMegan TholinVor Monat
  • only reason for an uber or lyft driver to deny the ride because of a dog that i would understand would be a genuine allergy to dog hair, everything else is BS

    Sandra IlicSandra IlicVor Monat
  • I only recently learnt that not all traffic light crossings in America are accessible. That is INSANE to me.

    ZeeBeeZeeBeeVor Monat
  • i want Molly to play a blind character in a Netflix series, i feel like it could educate a lot of people and be really fun for her

    Lenny wants pizzaLenny wants pizzaVor Monat
  • Love this video, Funny yet educational. Someone like Molly standing out in the public really is making a different.

    Irvin LeongIrvin LeongVor Monat
  • My four year old sister doesn't speak english so I explained to her that she was blind, but she can do everything because she learned how to hear and touch more carefully, and my sister keeps saying that she is like a superhero it's soooo cute

    mery !mery !Vor Monat
  • is the reading app available in ireland

    Lucy o brienLucy o brienVor Monat
  • Do you like Cafes? Sometimes they have a very calm environment, and possible big windows? I am genuinely fascinated by you ability to function. Not saying you shouldn’t be able to, but the adaptation you have is wonderful.

    Stary nightsStary nightsVor Monat
  • I'm writing a short story featuring a blind main character so im going through things like this so I can catch any small details of being blind that I wouldn't know of. Thanks for sharing things like this to educate the world.

    Erin CahillErin CahillVor Monat
    • For anyone curious, the story is part of a collection and this particular one is about a blind boy who realizes that he's really good at fashion. But refuses to beleive it because he was taught that you need to see to have skill in art of any kind. The collection is all about children who don't fit in and is meant to help people understand their differences and similarities as humans. So if anyone in the comments has something they'd like to see represented in a story let me know cause I'm gonna keep working on this until I feel I have a good sample of the world's diversity.

      Erin CahillErin CahillVor Monat
  • I would not be able to live with that sight I probably wouldn’t have even tried but she didn’t give up

    TinaTinaVor Monat
  • I love her outfit its so 70s and really flattering

    Rose RoffisRose RoffisVor Monat
  • You are awesome! Everything perfectly said.

    scottscottVor Monat
  • Molly:you are about to experience space threw sound *diaper ad comes on* Me:oh so that’s what space threw sound sounds like (LOL)

    auverelaauverelaVor Monat
  • Finally they captioned it

    Ádhamh Mac ConchobhairÁdhamh Mac ConchobhairVor Monat
  • Due to Covid-19, Gallop has lost all of his abilities and now he is transitioning to retirement :(

    Claire BClaire BVor Monat
  • I completely agree with service dogs being allowed in vehicles such as ride share/ uber, but im curious what is done in a case where the driver happens to be very allergic to dogs and cant be around them without getting sick. Is another driver called or do they wear a mask??

    MoonlightsweetenerMoonlightsweetenerVor 2 Monate
  • Omg. It must be so frustrating to see a shadow and not be able to see it clearly.

    Stella NordquistStella NordquistVor 2 Monate
  • This is very informative. Much appreciated 👏

    Roxy the lil foxyRoxy the lil foxyVor 2 Monate
  • Omg i was so shocked i was like that’s molly’s vision omg i feel so bad for her

    Cierra ClaarCierra ClaarVor 2 Monate
  • Molly you are such a legend and inspiration.

    Anna DrozdowskaAnna DrozdowskaVor 2 Monate
  • Wow your amazing I love your personality and your beautiful on the inside and out! : )

    Melissa E. Mendoza, LMSWMelissa E. Mendoza, LMSWVor 3 Monate
  • Wow! Incredibly inspirational and educational. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

    ToozlepopsToozlepopsVor 3 Monate
  • A guide dog with a dubious name, "Gallop". Someone obviously has a sense of humor. I am guessing the dog took a little while longer to train?

    Orcinus1967Orcinus1967Vor 3 Monate
  • I have a big childhood problem that continues till now. Stuttering.

    Archana JnArchana JnVor 3 Monate
  • Hello again, I too have been repeatedly told them faking it. I also am harassed, sometimes vigorously because of my vocabulary. I must be doing it on purpose they say, most people won’t know some of your words. This exasperates me and causes me to feel outside the norm.

    Raymond VanRiperRaymond VanRiperVor 3 Monate
  • You alliterated spilling the beans with Gallup! You spill the beans on Gallup spilling the beans… LOL

    Raymond VanRiperRaymond VanRiperVor 3 Monate
  • Thank you for your video, I’m 54 and pretty much lined. I thought I knew everything but listening to your video has help me with some of my technical knowledge regarding blindness .

    Raymond VanRiperRaymond VanRiperVor 3 Monate
  • your such an inspiration.

    michael elkinsmichael elkinsVor 3 Monate
  • Molly is absolutely stunning!!! This video was so informative and interesting!

    ShannonJadeMakeupShannonJadeMakeupVor 3 Monate
  • A French guide dog might be the coolest thing I’ve ever heard.

    Caleb NCaleb NVor 3 Monate
  • That is one impressive woman.

    Christian BunkeChristian BunkeVor 3 Monate
  • I loved this video. I am trying to write about a blind person so I needed to know about their POV, and that's what got me here. This educated me in ways that I had not anticipated. I loved how honest and emotional you were in this video too, fighting your tears back at how mean people can be by being ignorant. Bless you, I hope you'll always be happy.

    Ruwanthika FernandoRuwanthika FernandoVor 3 Monate
  • this is brilliant! thank u so much Molly❤️

    Lulu luoLulu luoVor 3 Monate
  • she's so down to earth, energetic and beautiful... I think I'm in love

    Jabu PhiriJabu PhiriVor 3 Monate
  • Brail is amazing. Thanks for sharing the differences in types of blindness

    Stephanie PikeStephanie PikeVor 3 Monate
  • oh trying to get a lyft with a guide dog :( love you molly!

    fhorseyfhorseyVor 4 Monate
  • The one thing about ride shares for me is what if the driver is allergic? It may not be legal to deny access to a guide dog user but what if the driver is legitimately allergic and could cause them harm? Just curious

    Amanda TownAmanda TownVor 4 Monate
  • One of my best friends in the world is legally blind, but she can see a little. It feels so nice that people are recognizing visually disabled people through someone as great as Molly! Loves and kisses!

    BelleBelleVor 4 Monate
  • I love this. This answered so many things I’ve always wondered about.

    Erica GErica GVor 4 Monate
  • me with my -9 and -10 hear the same thing but still using my glasses to see. Turns out the moment u start losing your vision really fast you also start developing better hearing

    Katarina ShcherbakovaKatarina ShcherbakovaVor 4 Monate
  • I think the ONE REASON a guide dog would EVER be not allowed in a Uber is if the driver is allergic to dogs

    Riley BrownRiley BrownVor 4 Monate

      Riley BrownRiley BrownVor 4 Monate
  • I had no idea iPhones could do that stuff. That’s actually really cool!

    Heather DittmarHeather DittmarVor 4 Monate
  • I love the doggieeee and hes french Canadian . Adorbs

    Gelz CollectiveGelz CollectiveVor 4 Monate
  • Wow now I love Netflix even more

    Bridget KingBridget KingVor 5 Monate
  • Hearing Molly speaking French 😍

    Mojgan and AlexMojgan and AlexVor 5 Monate
  • I'm really glad they had her explain about her make-up and clothes, because I was seriously wondering if she did that herself or had someone help her! 👍

    Danielle KingDanielle KingVor 5 Monate
  • How does she look so good if she can't see

    Moira NdlovuMoira NdlovuVor 5 Monate
    • @Moira Ndlovu Blind people learn to do their makeup by touch only. They have clothes and makeup categorised by colour and memorised to know what matches. And I believe Molly's also said that whereas she does her makeup herself, she always has a sighted person check it and fix it if needed, before she leaves the house. :)

      BuzzkillingtonBuzzkillingtonVor Monat
    • @Anonymous lol I didn't mean she's ugly, I meant put together. Her makeup is done well. She is dressed super nicely etc...

      Moira NdlovuMoira NdlovuVor Monat
    • She explained it in the video. Blind people arnt inherently ugly.

      AnonymousAnonymousVor Monat
  • Thank you for this video and gotta mention 8:27 for his reaction to you telling the JFK story lol Priceless! =)

    MysticSoulMysticSoulVor 5 Monate
  • Woooow the end just broke me in tears, thank you for sharing your experience ♥️🙏

    Sombrero LocoSombrero LocoVor 5 Monate
  • Thank you 💓

    Bronwyn BearBronwyn BearVor 5 Monate
  • ❤👏👏 wow Molly cool!! I learn so much it's so awesome your so comfortable in speeches I get so nervous.... interviews for me i Ashok up at times but you did such a wonderful job!! You have gone so fair we love yeah Molly take care!!

    Batman GBatman GVor 5 Monate
  • So you have supernatural powers :D Most people don't pay attention to their surroundings at all. I mean people with vision. They use their vision solely to look at their phone and traffic lights. O.o

    Szilvia SzaboSzilvia SzaboVor 5 Monate
  • Did Gallup seriously grunt when she mentioned the JFK story? He’s such an aware boy!

    Ashley ZeleznikAshley ZeleznikVor 5 Monate
  • You know.. chances are, there's someone who watched this and still doubted she's blind.

    Jackie SorianoJackie SorianoVor 5 Monate
  • This girl is a natural badass.

    Jamie DaughertyJamie DaughertyVor 5 Monate
  • The experience is quite ruined by the fact that I have a person stomping ridiculously loud in the room next to me. It’s irritating anyone but especially when I actually have something I am trying to listen to 😤

    Kaylan BonnetteKaylan BonnetteVor 5 Monate
  • Loved her whole look in this 😘

    Greta BollmanGreta BollmanVor 5 Monate
  • "Do not: grab a blind person" I think that goes for everyone!! There are people who see someone who looks friendly and automatically think its ok to grab or touch them or get in their personal space even. Please dont do that. There are people like me, who have anxiety/OCD and go into panic mode when people do those things. Please always ask before you touch someone.🙂

    Mary LuMary LuVor 5 Monate
  • that was a 25:41 seconds well spent. she's very impressive.

    dima kuvshdima kuvshVor 5 Monate
  • I’m blind and you wouldn’t even know by looking at me. I never had any support growing up and just behaved as a sighted person when in all honesty I shouldn’t have been ashamed of being blind. I raised two children alone blind and managed fine. We can’t see but it doesn’t make us stupid or any less of a person

    Camden AmenCamden AmenVor 5 Monate

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  • You are awesome!!! ♥️♥️♥️

    Sarah ConnallySarah ConnallyVor 5 Monate
  • When she said people think your faking disabilities they think people fake injuries too. I was not able to walk (because of my osteomyelitis) and there was two types of people. The people who helped me and the people who told me I can walk to the other side of a room. Luckily I was able to learn to walk again.

    Geana DimopoulosGeana DimopoulosVor 5 Monate
  • This girl is amazing xx

    Lisa ShearsLisa ShearsVor 5 Monate
  • I am trying to get a service dog as I was recently diagnosed with epilepsy. However since it is a invisible disability I am also worried the same things will happen to me that have to Molly.

    Prickly_CactusPrickly_CactusVor 5 Monate
  • *I can't get over how she does her eye brows so well 😮*

    Laykan Thee AlienLaykan Thee AlienVor 5 Monate
  • *I ❤ GALLOP!! 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕*

    Laykan Thee AlienLaykan Thee AlienVor 5 Monate
  • Molly, I've been watching your videos for many years. You are now a mature woman who is clearly educating people with all those messages you've shared over the years. This was so well done. It's been a pleasure to watch you advance to this point and it will be exciting to imagine the future ahead of you. Keep moving forward.

    zuzu's petalszuzu's petalsVor 5 Monate
  • This is amazing Molly, i have been watching for years and I still learnt something new today 😊❤ love you girl!

    JennaMeliseJennaMeliseVor 5 Monate
  • ‘Legal blindness’ varries between places.

    Jessica WatsonJessica WatsonVor 5 Monate
  • Thanks for helping me be a better citizen, Molly!

    Dannie NDannie NVor 5 Monate
  • Love her!! Shes so pretty, super cool, and just great personality! I would love to be friends with her! 😊

    LemongrassLemongrassVor 5 Monate
  • brow goals

    Han NahHan NahVor 5 Monate