Introducing our next #WarriorOfTheWeek! Hear how Laurel first found out about her condition, how it allowed her to invent an easier way for those with #VS to read books, and how it inspired her to work on creating something for musicians with VS. 📚🎶 🎼
Spotlight on: Laurel Brown 😁✨
“My name is Laurel and I’ve had visual snow my entire life. I remember trying to describe what I see to other people, only for them to not understand what I was talking about.
I tried searching on the internet to see if other people saw what I did and sure enough, I came across ‘visual snow’. It matched everything I saw: the static, negative afterimages, floaters, starbursts, auras, etc. Then I began reaching out to instagram accounts related to visual snow. I ended up co-founding a couple visual snow group chats on instagram. We would share our experiences and struggles with visual snow and encourage each other.
I started trying to spread awareness the best I could to the people around me. I created bookmarks designed for people with visual snow to use that make reading easier and less painful on the eyes. I still use those bookmarks to this day to read. I’m currently working on something similar to the bookmarks that can be used for sheet music. I aspire to be a musician someday but the sheet music and spotlights hurt my eyes and I cannot focus on the music.
My visual snow has gotten worse lately and I can no longer see the stars at night due to the static. But the advancements in medical research are very encouraging and I hope one day they find a cure.” 🏅💪❤️