I’m thrilled to have been invited to join the competition for the Holman prize being run by the San Francisco Lighthouse organisation for blind and visually impaired people (https://www.holmanprize.org/): $25,000 to enable a blind person to fulfil their ambition.
Spookily enough, it commemorates another blind Royal Navy officer: James Holman travelled around the world solo in the early 19th century. And, of course, in this centenary year for the Women’s Royal Naval Service, its good to have a female perspective too!
Cooking around the world would be my own adventure to show that , while being blind still doesn’t limit our ambition and abilities , 21st century life makes our aspirations even more achievable. And our modern communications (like my Baking Blind YouTube channel, blogs, website and more) can shine a different light on life with a disability for a truly international audience.
I’d be hugely grateful if you could support my bid for the prize.
- Please Like my 90 second video clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26G_kenQFQ4&t=16s&spfreload=10.
- Just click on the YouTube “Thumbs Up” button – you may be prompted to sign in using your Google/Gmail account or start a YouTube account. There’s also a tutorial for others who use screen readers: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/189278?hl=en
Please Share and encourage your friends and contacts (at home and overseas) to do the same.
While the prize would be a great boost, I’m still committed to Baking Blind as a way to show that living with a disability can be fun and fulfilling. I’m always adding new videos to the channel and the recipes are available from www.bakingblind.com (and can be downloaded as accessible word documents). I’d very much welcome your contribution: ideas, any practical support, recipes, links to your material and more.
You might also be interested in why I joined the navy.
Penny Melville-Brown OBE
Disability Dynamics ltd www.disabilitydynamics.co.uk
Helping disabled people to work since 2000