Saturday, April 27, 2019

Molly Burke Talk - Stoneridge Mall - Pleasanton, CA

(Blind accessibility photo descriptions are beneath each photo.) Went to the Molly Burke talk, and meet and greet at the Aerie Store in Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, CA today. Of course there were a few other speakers there too. It was fun and inspiring. Here are the photos I took at the event. This blog post is a mix of cellphone photos and photos from my mirrorless camera. Due to the nature of these photos, blind accessibility captions are provided in the photo descriptions.

I went because Molly Burke's YouTube videos have helped me a lot in coping with my personal depression, PTSD, and anxiety issues. I've been watching her videos for years now and it has taught me how to find the positives when everything around you is so negative or when everything in your life seems to be falling apart. It has also helped me greatly with the vision difficulties I've been experiencing since last year (it mostly hits me hard after sunset daily or in a poorly lit room). Some of the tips I've picked up helped me adapt a lot faster to the vision difficulties than if I didn't have any help at all. I may be a photographer, but it doesn't mean I haven't been dealing with vision difficulties. It has definitely taken its toll on my photography since last year. It has caused new challenges, caused me to slow down, but I will push through and achieve the impossible.

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A selfie with Molly Burke. Thank you so much Molly for taking the time so I can get a selfie.
Accessibility: A selfie of Sunny wearing a black Columbia jacket and a black and white t-shirt with Molly Burke wearing a white t-shirt and a straw hat. In the background is the Aerie store and on the left is the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop.

The people speaking at the event. 
Accessibility: A photo of the 6 speakers at the event. In the background is the Aerie store with the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop.

Molly Burke and her mom.
Accessibility: A photo of Molly Burke (left) and her mom (right) at the event. In the background is the Aerie store with part of the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop.

Molly Burke and her mom. 
Accessibility: A photo of Molly Burke (left) and her mom (right) at the event. In the background is the Aerie store with part of the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop.

The people speaking at the event.
Accessibility: A photo of 5 of the 6 speakers at the event. In the background is the Aerie store with the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop. In the foreground is Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop, napping on the ground.

The people speaking at the event. 
Accessibility: A photo of 4 of the 6 speakers at the event. In the background is the Aerie store with the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop.

Molly Burke and her mom. 
Accessibility: A photo of Molly Burke (left) and her mom (right) at the event. In the background is the Aerie store with part of the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop.

Another speaker at the event. 
Accessibility: A photo of 2 of the 6 speakers at the event. In the background is part of the Aerie store with the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop.

Another speaker at the event.
Accessibility: A photo of 2 of the 6 speakers at the event. In the background is part of the Aerie store with the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop.

Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop.
Accessibility: Shot through the gap between a woman's leg and her baby stroller. In the center is the head of Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop, napping on the ground.

The people speaking at the event.
Accessibility: A photo of 5 of the 6 speakers at the event. In the background is the Aerie store with part of the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop. In the foreground is Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop, napping on the ground.

The people speaking at the event.
Accessibility: A photo of the 6 speakers at the event. In the background is the Aerie store with part of the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop. In the foreground is Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop, napping on the ground.

Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop.
Accessibility: A photo of Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop, perked up, not looking directly at the camera, straight ahead.

Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop.
Accessibility: A photo of Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop, perked up, looking at the floor towards the left. 

The people speaking at the event.
Accessibility: A photo of the 6 speakers at the event. In the background is the Aerie store with part of the #AerieREAL hashtag with green leaves backdrop. In the foreground is Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop, looking at the floor towards the left.

Molly Burke's guide dog.
Accessibility: A photo of Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop, perked up, licking its nose, and looking towards the right.

Molly Burke and her guide dog. I don't think you were suppose to pet the dog when they have their harness on...
Accessibility: A photo inside the Aerie store of Molly Burke, her mother, Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop, and 4 other people. Molly Burke and her mother is busy talking to 2 of the people in the photo. The 2 other people are petting Gallop who has its harness on. Molly Burke is holding Gallop's leash. In the background is the Aerie store.

Molly Burke's guide dog.
Accessibility: A photo of Molly Burke's guide dog, Gallop, napping on the floor.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.