Jewel Shuping

10.13.15

Disability, Deception, and the People Who Pretend to Be Blind

Blindsimmers, or people who pretend to be blind, feel a visceral desire to obscure their own vision, sometimes leading them to take drastic measures.

10.1.15

A Woman Claims She Blinded Herself with Drain Cleaner Because She Wanted to Be Disabled

She suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder, a controversial condition where able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled.