Molly Burke on what it’s like to go blind

Molly Burke, YouTuber and motivational speaker, lost her vision at a young age after being diagnosed with a rare genetic eye disease—retinitis pigmentosa. Her blindness became a catalyst for creatively connecting with others online. Through her YouTube channel, she encourages viewers to see the „bright spots“ of life. Watch her tell a story about overcoming loneliness through her first guide dog, Gypsy (and meet her new guide dog, Gallop). “Unfiltered” is a video series from The Lily and the Washington Post that asks YouTubers to share a story their followers haven’t heard before.

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