“I heard the news this morning from a friend in Italy who said ‘Looks like your aunt has taken over the role as the most famous in the Sirleaf clan.’ To which I replied, ‘Yeah, now I gotta go find some drowning babies to save before the next family reunion. This is some bullsh*t!’ ”—Retta, who plays Donna Meagle on “Parks and Recreation,” on hearing Friday that her aunt, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, won the Nobel Peace Prize. (via washingtonpoststyle)
This tumblr is mostly not for personal personal usage but yesterday I experienced something that needs to be shared.
I went to the Dialog in the Dark exhibit in NYC that let’s you experience what being blind is like in NYC. Equipped with a cane, all light is eliminated from the room and you explore your surroundings in each room. The rooms are made to simulate being in Central Park, going grocery shopping, riding the subway and being scared shitless going to Time Square. The guide that helps you through the tour is legally blind and while this experience only lasts an hour for those who go, this is how the guides live day to day life.
Stepping into the shoes of the blind for only one hour is a truly eye opening experience and if you ever get the chance to be in NYC, I’d highly recommend going.