Alexandra is passionate about writing, travel, ice cream, and gut health. An Atlanta native, she enjoys the city’s diverse restaurant scene and loves taking long walks with her dog Teddy on the Atlanta Beltline. Her hobbies include knitting, cooking, and reading up on the latest autoimmune nutritional research. An active member of the online chronic illness community, Alexandra created the blog My Sudden Sight to share her personal experiences living and thriving with vision impairment, autoimmune disease, and complex PTSD.

International Travel

  • Paris and the Aude Valley, France (2019)
  • Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica (2018)
  • Lahore, Pakistan (2017)
  • Dublin and Howth, Ireland (2016)
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland (2016)
  • Havana, Cuba (2015)
  • Beijing, China and the Great Wall (2011)
Visiting the Book of Kells at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland (2016)

Favorite Quotes

I have learnt how to live…how to be in the world and of the world, and not just to stand aside and watch.

Audrey Hepburn

The credit belongs to the man… who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Strive Always—In All Ways At All Times—Always For Intensity. Cold or Hot, Hard or Soft, Gut-Wrenching or Deeply Stilling. Utter Intensity.

Octavia Butler

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