Bloggers Uncensored: with The Invisible Vision Project
Welcome to this weeks Bloggers Uncensored! If this is your first time reading a BU interview, this is my longest running blog series, and definitely my favourite. This series is a perfect opportunity to read your favourite bloggers' honest and uncensored opinions on real life topics, and to discover new bloggers to follow! This weeks blogger is The Invisible Vision Project.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Hello! My name is Xin (Carol) Sun. I am an activist, a blogger and a motivational speaker. I love reading a good book and drinking tea.
Why do you write?
I write (for the most part) to raise awareness about people living with chronic illness and disability. But, I'm also a lifestyle blogger as well.
Why did you start blogging?
I first started blogging in 2016, mainly sharing my journey of living with vision loss.
What do you love about the blogging world/community?
I love the blogging community because it has given me a voice and a platform to share my story. On top of that, I've had amazing opportunities to collab and work with other bloggers from around the world.
What do you hate about the blogging world/community?
I hate about the blogging community when dispute occurs, and when people don't support each other.
In your opinion, who are the most underrated bloggers?
(I think) the most underrated bloggers are bloggers in marginalised communities (i.e. disability bloggers and racialized bloggers).
What are some hard truths you have learnt about life?
Life is unpredictable. Live each day to the fullest. And of course, take one day at a time.
What does freedom mean to you?
Freedom means without barrier or violation.
What are your thoughts on mental health and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I firmly believe that mental health is so very important. I also think that even though we've come a long way to destigmatize mental illness and promote mental health, there's still a lot to be done and I think we could do better than what's already been done!
What are your thoughts on feminism and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I consider myself an intersectional feminist (I also studied gender studies in university). I think feminism work is really important work. I also think we need to talk more about feminism.
What are your thoughts on 'Love is Love' and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I truly believe Love is Love. Love should not have any barriers or be judged. I think that in today's society, we need to continue to have more open conversations about Love is Love. After all, there's not just "one way to love."
What advice would you give to someone who is fighting a mental illness?
I know that it isn't easy, and I know that you can get through it. I BELIEVE in you. And, I'm here for you.
What advice would you give to someone who is being bullied or harassed?
Please understand that it is not you that's the problem and, it is not you that's broken (even though you might think or feel that way). It is really the other person, (the bully or the harasser), is the problem.
If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
If I could, I would really like to rid hatred from this world.
What else do you feel strongly about?
Besides my passion for activism, I also feel strongly about the environment. I think that our environment needs help from us. We only have one planet to live, that is our planet earth, let's help protect and maintain it!
Let's end this with some fun 'This or That' questions:
Love or money?
Work hard or play hard?
Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down?
Chocolate or sex?
Plan everything or wing it?
Happiness or money?
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