When she was just four years old, Molly Burke was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare, degenerative disease that promised to steadily destroy the light-sensing cells in her eyes. As her world grew darker over the next decade, Molly’s friends fell away and she became a target for bullies. Unable to share or escape her pain, she descended into depression, self-harm and thoughts of suicide. She couldn’t see the faces of the classmates who tormented her, but with the unfailing support of her family, she finally found the courage to speak out. Through My Eyes: Blind and Bullied, But Not Broken is an intimate account of Molly’s journey through darkness, and ultimate emergence as a passionate advocate for bullying prevention. Written as a collection of diary entries, it sheds light on the heart-wrenching and inspiring experiences of a young woman searching for her place in the world.
Molly Jane Burke is a motivational speaker with Me to We and a fierce advocate for bullying prevention. She speaks candidly about the experience of losing of her vision as a child and her struggle against bullying, bringing a message of hope to tens of thousands of young people across the globe. She lives in Toronto and this is her first book.