Lucy Edwards

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About Lucy

March 24th 2013, the day that changed Lucy's life forever. At only 17 her world went to black. She had to learn how to navigate her life again. This was just the beginning of an extraordinary journey to find self acceptance and happiness.

              

In an instant she had lost her eyesight but not her determination to make a difference. She took to YouTube and started to upload her experiences. The video ‘blind girl does her own makeup’ gained over 700,000 views and Lucy was the first British blind person to pave the way for change on the platform.

 

Several years later she now has a strong following of over 28,000 people and with her regular videos proves that having a disability doesn’t have to hold you back.

 

Lucy has worked with many charities in the sight loss sector. In 2014 she was the key note speaker at the Royal National Institute for Blind summer gala sharing the stage with Rod Stewart. She has toured several schools to promote the charity Fixers UK after collaborating in writing a children's novel named ‘the super hero dog’. All about her guide dog Olga. Lucy has worked as a digital ambassador for the charity Living Paintings in which she interviewed Charlie Cox, Daredevil star. Notably, Lucy ran the London Marathon for Guide Dogs UK in spring 2017 raising over £3000 and, in the same year received the Young Persons Achievements Award at the Guide Dogs official annual gala for her contributions to the sight loss community. Her work was also recognized by the Lord-Lieutenancy of the West Midlands which nominated her to attend the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wedding.

 

Lucy has most recently collaborated with Guide dogs UK to create an educational YouTube video series named, ’Blind Hacks’ which explore aspects of life as a blind person in 2019. 

 

Lucy is a professional broadcaster and presents regular reports for the BBC on TV and radio and has an ever-growing portfolio of work.She constantly works to promote disability issues and has overcome her own adversity to show the world that there is life after sight loss.