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Our next subject to our next -- some very pleased to introduce you to -- -- Who's here on set so please welcome her and she is a often -- talk about her book also a soprano who is -- And that we are going to talk to you first about your book -- do you dream in color insights from a girl.
Without Cite -- a -- that -- and let you tell us about the spoke with salt sure I'm the book.
It's actually literally.
About my life.
-- -- -- -- I guess in view into my life as a blind person but also doesn't -- an artist and the reason it's called do you dream in color.
Is because that is a question that's how many people ask me and this book really is as a medium for people to learn about.
Not only blindness but just about how how -- -- life one can have if you are blinded for example.
I talk about how I make Hillary I talk about.
-- put on my own make -- I talk about lots of different things a lot of cited people have questions about.
-- talk about how I if I end up on season how -- navigate my way with the conductor and the director.
So a lot of interesting things that people are dying to ask that are sometimes afraid to ask.
I talk about and I think also it's a very universal story because we all go through things in life where we have labels we all -- labeled something or another.
So the top of the trials and tribulations I talk about I think are relatable to lots of different people so I do hope the story resonates with -- just.
Of people wanting to know about the blindness that about people who just want to relate to another human being.
You mentioned that that's a question that you get -- -- yeah about dreaming in color LU I that's a very unique question actually wouldn't have thoughts.
About how that you must get a lot of very unique questions -- -- the other is that people.
You know obviously wanting to know what life is like for you you obviously have a very full and rich.
On life with all the different things that you do some graduation I was a very sweet really amazing.
Hum what some of the other questions and probably that are dressed in the book that people.
I -- pretty graphic back.
-- -- -- I got it up up up up and for people asked me all kinds of things kind of and that's my clothes he's not a big influence of my life -- -- -- this is gonna show a little bit my -- here that.
I was in the sex in the city -- so many years ago and you got kids now look -- yeah.
But I was really into the fashion and -- if people would describe to me the things that Kerry was wearing Carrie Bradshaw and yeah.
She had this one outfit on it was -- -- with the red apple necklace and I just thought.
That's that's what I want to look like I want to make statements like that.
And so I only is -- my life I always try to find things the texture and and -- popping colors and funky it sort of funky person if you look at it there and I think.
So that's one of the questions people ask how my match my clothes and I always get things that are different some and I can tell what goes with what.
It's possible when people ask me how to might get from point a to point B and my answer to that is I have a guide dog I have I don't have one right now.
But I did have a beautiful black lab who.
-- blue cross who's wonderful and navigated New York with me all the time he went to Grand Central station all the time -- -- -- o'clock in the center but no problem.
You and I went to Italy with me so I LLC is -- -- So there's all kinds things in the book that I talk about that is.
Really really interesting do you dream in color the name of the book and this just cannot.
It'll be actually officially on sale hitting themselves on the twentieth and already -- -- we have a copy in our hands before -- even now that's exciting and yet you also -- also soprano you mentioned being an artist and when did you become singer when did this become a passion.
And and when did you hit the stage you mentioned that you publish -- you have chilling New York City yeah -- -- -- arts music and that's -- me and Louis 20s25.
And that's that's -- -- be at 8 PM at the Barclays is a wonderful opportunity to see.
A great concerts and it's it's on a boat that is not moving but if you're -- maybe take some drama at halftime if you do feel -- you are out of water so it's a wonderful way to feel like here in New York but outside of New York it's a great experience my it's.
And -- to answer your question I got into.
Music what I was a bit just a baby and infant probably because my mother played music all the time my dad -- -- was a gadget lovers so he bought.
Stereo speakers that would focus what would do well when you would play classical music at -- time.
And so I just was always in the landscape of music and art house hits and Kenny luggage was agreed influence in my life because we were huge fans.
And actually practicing on his album -- kind of -- -- off.
I think -- great so he's a great friend and an end connection into the music world.
And in terms of classical and I was ten years old I saw Phantom of the Opera.
And it fell in love with that I know it's a musical but the whole stories about nineteenth century opera and I just wanted to get into that.
Of course I wanted to be the understudy for Christine -- being as you know it -- -- -- -- opera -- and it's -- -- eleven but -- Just getting back.
But I wanted to really venture deeply into opera so that's.
You know that's where it went from there from -- all the way into real offer a lot that is so exciting -- -- as you've got to show you got the book you mentioned your jewelry design.
And people find your jewelry on your website pick and they can't and also if they want to find my Julie directly it's the LR look dot com so the -- is is important I think the.
L I look dot com it's my jewelry art which is without website up on the screen something -- can find it so I heard you go to www.
-- -- Dot com yes and and also pick up this fabulous book that and who looks so interesting and -- What an incredible incredible thing that you did to to put this into words so that people can have an insight into your life into your world the world of others exactly it's -- that I also wanted to help pave the way for other people who might be facing adversity here.
Or ignorance or anything and I said.
Do you dream in color the book out by Lori Rubin Laurie thank you so much for being with us here today thanks for having me absolutely all right and good luck to shout -- thanks to look at -- show our eyes alerted.