Mariagrazia Buttitta

Biography

A native Sicilian-Italian speaker, Mariagrazia Buttitta is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from The College of New Jersey. Mariagrazia speaks to college students and organizations about her blindness, along with her long-term battle with depression and anxiety.

In 2015, Mariagrazia founded an Instagram social media campaign, the (#YSS) Your Sunglass Selfie Project, using the hashtag #eye4acure in an effort to tear down stigma and negative assumptions held about the many different types of blindness that exist, including her own cone dystrophy.

When not working, Mariagrazia loves spending quality time with family and friends, hiking, collecting sunglasses, exercising, shopping, and hanging out with her two therapy dogs, Happy and Lucky. Her one true weakness—espresso . . . and lots of it.

www.embracingyourdifferences.com

Where to find Mariagrazia Buttitta online


Where to buy in print


Videos

Now I See - A Trailer
Now I See is a heart-wrenching yet humorous true tale of struggle, survival, amazing grace, unconditional love, and a fresh look at the American Dream. It’s an account of one young woman’s journey overcoming devastating odds while stumbling her way through darkness into light. www.embracingyourdifferences.com

Books

Now I See: How I Battled Blindness, Mental Illness, an Espresso Habit and Lived to Tell the Tale
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 45,440. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Now I See is a funny true tale of struggle, survival, amazing grace, unconditional love, and the American Dream—an account of one young woman’s journey overcoming incredible odds and finding her way from darkness into light.

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