Kristin Witucki

Kristen Witucki has been totally blind since birth. She was raised in New Jersey. She earned a BA in English from Vassar College in 2004 with a minor in German and certification to teach students in grades 7-12. She followed it with three Masters degrees: an MA in teaching gifted students from Teachers College, Columbia University, (2006); an MFA in the creative writing of fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, (2008); and an Ed.M in teaching students who are blind or visually impaired from Dominican College, (2011). While in school, she earned her living at Learning Ally, where she helped people with visual impairments, dyslexia and other disabilities to access technology related to reading audio books. Her nonfiction has appeared at the Huffington Post, the Momoir Project, Literary Mama and Brain, Child. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two sons.

Timeouts & Explaining “Bad”: A Two-Year Old’s Struggles

Timeouts & Explaining “Bad”: A Two-Year Old’s Struggles

“Bad!” I want to give Langston full explanations for his infractions. But that short, sharp bit of invective, the code word I’m sure my mother used with my brothers and me when we were toddlers and pre-schoolers, is the word I’ve chosen—or rather the utterance which bursts out of me–when Langston commits an act I […]

The First Day of Daycare

The First Day of Daycare

On Langston’s first day of daycare, everything goes wrong for me. James, my husband, who is in charge of packing the stroller basket, our equivalent of the trunk of the car, forgets the breastmilk I’ve carefully pumped and has to rush back into the apartment to retrieve it while Tad, the guide dog, and I […]

Visions: A Tale from the Ultrasound Room

Visions: A Tale from the Ultrasound Room

The sonographer’s job was not to make small talk. I knew that. But I realized how important such chitchat suddenly became to me as a blind mother—and therefore how ominous her silence–as I lay there for an hour, while she took pictures of my baby. All I could hear was clicking and clicking and more […]

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