Laura Lawson is a 25-year-old artist, photographer, award winning blogger, and author of Believing is Seeing published by SlimBooks. She is one of Instagram’s most popular users, with over 150k followers. Influenced by the rawness of humanity, Laura (@lauralawson) hails from Seattle, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Laura studied fine arts at the Laguna College of Art + Design, and has been published in international books and articles dealing with art, social media, and faith. Laura is losing her vision due to a rare degenerative eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa. Since her diagnosis in 2010, she has striven to be a beacon of hope to the blind and low vision community, pursuing art as fiercely as ever and remaining vigilant in her faith in Jesus.
About Believing is Seeing: In Believing is Seeing, Laura tells her story – one of loss, of heartbreak, of hope, and of a new vision. In her debut book, Laura takes you inside the mind and heart of an idealistic young creative who, with the world at her feet, gets the news that she is losing her sight. Her writing draws you in, and her story will keep you turning the pages. A great read for anyone who has ever dealt with loss, for anyone who values creativity and the creative process, and for the idealist in all of us.
You can purchase Believing is Seeing here.