I Accidentally Convinced My Entire Class That I Was Faking Blind!

10 Okt 2020
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I'm Molly, a typical sushi, makeup, and fashion loving millennial girl who just so happens to be blind! I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at just 4 years old and began public speaking at age 5. I started just doing motivational speaking, but now I make videos and even model! Even though I can’t see, I know that there are bright spots in everything we face. Let’s find them together. 💕

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    Molly BurkeMolly BurkeVor 3 Monate
    • are you actulallly not blind ormare you blind

    • Yes

      crazy b0b472crazy b0b472Vor Monat
    • Yaayy your so freaking inspiring

      Paul MckeownPaul MckeownVor 2 Monate
    • Yes

      I am TigerI am TigerVor 2 Monate
    • Trust me if u see ur face u are going to love ur self u are So So So good

      Cupcake HugsCupcake HugsVor 2 Monate
  • My sister used to think that I pretended to see when the fact is I had a bit of vision.

    Thomas NguyenThomas NguyenVor 2 Tage
  • You acted like you could see more than you could. Now you obsessively post about it. Why? It's a shame you don't post for blind community

    A google accountA google accountVor 8 Tage
  • Molly: we’ll call her karen *the manager has left the chat*

    Jess SkyeJess SkyeVor 14 Tage
  • “That for me was like the beginning of knowing I was not going to have support from my peers..” That was the saddest thing I’ve ever heard...

    Nicolesss __Nicolesss __Vor 20 Tage
  • 11:19 This is random, but I actually thought it was outside of my window, I looked for those lights.

    Fawn_DrawsFawn_DrawsVor 21 Tag
  • Somebody tell me her lipstick coloooor!!!!

    sofia delgadosofia delgadoVor 22 Tage
  • I completely understand i’m autistic and I’m a girl they say I’m autistic cause I have coping mechanisms to help

    sheila morrissheila morrisVor 25 Tage
  • This resonates with me on so many levels. Most people fake being sick at one time or another, or take a mental health/sick day. I fake being well about 90% of the time, and it is exhausting! Faking well allows me to continue working and participating in activities BUT when I hit my limit and need to rest/recover, people think I’m faking illness/pain. I don’t know what the answer is. Thank you Molly (& many commentators here) - kudos to you for being vulnerable and sharing your experiences. I continue to learn from you and am inspired by you.

    Sasha HSasha HVor 27 Tage
  • lol the 99 people who disliked were the other girls at the party X,D

    penguiunypenguiunyVor 28 Tage
  • any that's on *masking* :(

    penguiunypenguiunyVor 29 Tage
  • I have been hearing impaired since birth. I do not wear hearing aids because it is not severe enough. I understand EXACTLY what you mean when you say your mind fills in the blanks through deductive reasoning. I was made fun of a lot as a child. But I was able to serve in the Air Force, learn Spanish and after 30 yrs working for the government I am now close to finishing my master’s degree and then I will retire and teach. You are amazing Molly!

    Julie BeyJulie BeyVor 29 Tage
  • She look good no matter what

    Carmen BennettCarmen BennettVor Monat
  • I know you cant see it but you are soo cute

    Moll 07Moll 07Vor Monat
  • i'm gonna be honest... when i was younger, i used to think that blind meant you couldn't see at all.

    MiloMiloVor Monat
  • People can be jerkwads. I know a lot of people who need wheelchairs get crap because they are capable of standing up -- sometimes even walking a little bit -- but they can't go about their lives ambulatory.

    The Sisyphean JournalThe Sisyphean JournalVor Monat
  • One time the school nurse wouldn’t call my mom in elementary school when I had a bad headache becuase she thought I was “milking my disability”. I have Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus... if you dont know a severe headache with Hydrocephalus can be a sign of drain failure and that requires surgery to replace the shunt in the head and refeed the tube to the stomach..... yeahhhh.... so needless to say it was in my IEP that if I had a bad headache I was to go home right away to wait and make sure it wasnt a life threatening problem..... the nurse didn’t care :D

    KzCreationz & MoreKzCreationz & MoreVor Monat
  • Happy Christmas Eve

    Beatrice ElversonBeatrice ElversonVor Monat
  • Hey Molly this is probably a dumb question but I was wondering if you remeber what you look like?

    sierra tumblersierra tumblerVor Monat
  • YOu dont seem blind!

    Anakin Christensen Skywalker .IAnakin Christensen Skywalker .IVor Monat
  • Hi

    Zoe SmithZoe SmithVor Monat
  • Ahhh the 08 trends 🥰

    Laura RossiLaura RossiVor Monat
  • Okay so I'm not blind but I am short sighted and a little issue with depth. I have no problems with colours or anything BUT Molly Burke, you're amazing and the skill I picked up from you is this light thing. My eyes are sensitive and by nighttime when I've taken my contacts out I don't really feel like turning the light on because it hurts. I then use the light from the window to reflect on the lens soloution to see when it's full or filled enough :D

    Mandyy AnMandyy AnVor Monat
  • Thankyou so much for this info an educating the public Ur so strong

    Blue TigerBlue TigerVor Monat
  • Molly: 2008 Me: oh well what ever she’s bout 2 talk bout is gonna be REAL bad

    Mackenzie ReasorMackenzie ReasorVor Monat
  • As somebody who can see clearly, I wish I could tell you the gift of sight would resolve those types of bullying and alienation. Unfortunately, I can speak from personal experience that people will bully, and alienate simply to do so. I don't know very much about the latest trends, technology and most anything else... I never have... yet if I compliment somebody on it, now I'm supposed to be an expert, or otherwise enthusiastic or knowledgeable about whatever that thing is. Here I am just trying to fit in, make friends and well into adulthood, and nothing changes... you still get outcast by people you considered friends, as a faker. Though I am not blind, I absolutely feel your pain. I have no idea how people can be so unfriendly and how a domino effect goes into motion, until your attempt to fit in or make friends, ends up being the very act which results in you being alone... it's absolutely horrible... especially considering it applies to adults, way older than 8th graders. I absolutely commend your mental strength.

    JustAFanJustAFanVor Monat
  • “Not blind enough” sounds horrible. Just like any other variants. Not depressed enough. Not sick enough. Not endangered enough. It’s like you’re only valid if you’re one breath away from never breathing again.

    LetterborneLetterborneVor Monat
  • About the "blind means seeing just blackness" stereotype, my mum had a friend she played music with and he was blind. He said that what he saw was a light gray, so it was constantly sort of bright for him, which had taken a long time to learn to sleep through.

    Amanda AAmanda AVor Monat
  • I can’t believe that all the girls would be that mean to you and that they would immediately jump to that conclusion! This is why people need to be educated on the difference between vision impairment and what blindness is to help them know that hey people can hear the sound of the necklace or they can see the shape of the necklace or they can see something and having good friends around you that will believe you is so important and I just can’t believe that none of your friends supported you or believed you, I know as A vision impaired girl That is just so sad. If I was your friend I would have never treated you like that And I can’t believe you had friends like that! 😞

    Ashley AdviceAshley AdviceVor Monat
  • This is horrible, but I have to say that when I was 13-14 and in "Hannah's" situation getting my necklace complimented by a blind girl, I would've been suspicious of the validity as well. Teens are uneducated about things like that and she didn't know any better, so I understand her being skeptical.

    Sara DandridgeSara DandridgeVor Monat
  • Very good point. I was talking with someone the other day about living a life dealing with invisible medical issues like anxiety, PTSD, cancer, migraines, deafness, and in your case blindness. None of these look like what we've seen in movies and on TV but they are very real and sometimes emotionally and physically painful. We all try to cope, fit in, and work through the challenges so we can be like everyone else but in doing so, it backfires and people don't get why you can't push through or think well it must not really be that bad. I got tired of it and just started flat out telling people "hey, I have anxiety, I'll have good days and I'll have bad, some will lead to migraines and that means I'm out for the day. If you want to know more I'm happy to share." I've had a lifetime of being told "oh, just stop worrying, push through, things aren't so bad, why are you upset about nothing, ..." I can't NOT have anxiety anymore than you can stop being blind, I don't know why people don't get that. My husband is considered legally blind without his glasses yet you would never know. Without his glasses, the world is just a blurry picture of light and colors unless things are within inches from his face. And without his glasses on, he can maneuver around the house if necessary based on the information he has but he's still blind. It's a shame people have to belittle others to hide their own insecurities and shortcomings. If we all walked in truth, this world we be a much more loving place. Bless you on your courage to stand your truth!

    Terry ChancellorTerry ChancellorVor Monat
  • this happened when i was born okay :33333

    Ailey HarmanAiley HarmanVor Monat
  • When she said we’ll call her Karen I was just like did she say what I thought she said

    Rachel CoxRachel CoxVor Monat
  • They're just jealous because they're sighted and you're still more fashionable then them . oh snap😘

    Chloe's VideosChloe's VideosVor Monat
  • Girl really is a unicorn . every time I leave her channel for like a week and come back she has a different luscious color of hair 😍😂

    Chloe's VideosChloe's VideosVor Monat
  • im your biggest fan!!!

  • I just can’t believe people would think someone was faking after all that time 😂😂

    emily meyersemily meyersVor Monat
  • So she is blind? Editing sorry not in a rude way

    Mathea IsabellMathea IsabellVor Monat
  • Legit when the screen went black I thought my phone died and almost had a heart attack idk why lol

    Navya ReddyNavya ReddyVor Monat
  • I seriously nearly cried at this some people just need to try to think before they start rumors but I guess you can't change how people think, but even though I'm not blind I can see how the way some people act or react to disabilities can be quite hurtful even when they don't mean to be rude.

    LPS LionessLPS LionessVor Monat
  • My sister is legally blind can't see past 5 inches so she has gotten used to guessing what a sign say based on how many letters or where the sign is. and sometimes it surprising to randomly here hey over there it says sale.

    KawaiiKawaiiVor Monat
  • Might be a stupid question, but how does someone blind go on the internet? As in, how do they type and comment on things on the web? I'm imagining some computer program that voices words and stuff but also it being really slow to type and generally surf the web... Hope that's not offensive... 😅

    Just B.Just B.Vor Monat
  • So I wasn't sure if you are a reader or not, but there is this one book I love called Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings. It's about a 14-year-old girl named Natalie, who is going blind. Natalie reminded me of you and made me see how the blind community deals with stuff. I was suggesting it to you because you might be interested in it! Just saying, it made me sob lol

    Moo and BananaMoo and BananaVor Monat
  • I love how the bad ‘friend’ is named “Karen” 😂

    Isis Davis-El /CORPSE Husband shrimpIsis Davis-El /CORPSE Husband shrimpVor Monat
  • Kinda off topic I guess, but years ago my brother, his friends, and I used to roleplay a lot, a little like DND I guess?? I wanted a character that would stand out from everyone else's edgy werewolves and vampires, yet also not be one of the more leader-like characters because that's just not me. So... I played as a blind zombie for the 3 years this roleplay was active. Even though I'm not actually this guy, whenever I talked about how he could see something, or that he knew where something was, everyone else flipped out "you can't do that, he's blind!!!11 u said so!" just me kinda rambling now sorry,, uh an example was like, he could ROUGHLY tell what time it was by looking up at the sky, because the sun is bright and he can tell apart bright things from things that aren't bright! and everyone else derailed everything because oh no! the blind character saw changes in light level! how dare he! i know that im not blind irl, hope to god i'll never be, but i accidentally learned a lot about it through this character of mine, and have many similar stories about this kinda thing, even if they didn't happen in real life to real people in a real scenario.

    HoshiToshiHoshiToshiVor Monat
  • i know nothing and found this interesting and I'm sorry you went through that also I think I read your book on audible it was interesting if you are the same molly anyway interesting good since I used it twice informative is probably a better word

    Trinidad FlennerTrinidad FlennerVor Monat
  • This was super insightful (hope it's the right word: I feel like I learned something super important), thank you Molly!

    GalaxyGalaxyVor Monat
  • The fact that she says that blind people just want to be normal breaks my heart, because no one is normal, everyone is different, no one should feel that they are not normal is heartbreaking.

    Evelyn MendozaEvelyn MendozaVor Monat
  • This is a really cool story! ...Would it be weird for me to ask if I can animate it? If not, then can I?

    Galaxy DragonGalaxy DragonVor Monat
  • Agh Molly Burke is so annoying. Too bad we share the same name.

    Molly BMolly BVor Monat
  • I can relate a lot to this. In about middle school, basically everyone thought that I was faking my chronic pain. Very different from being blind, but they are still both chronic disabilities. And when she talks about how her boyfriend can see a bit more than her, my symptoms are generally better than others with my condition, so I feel a bit invalidated (for lack of better wording) because they have so many more problems than me.

    Nina SongNina SongVor Monat
  • I know I'm probably totally off but I imagine Molly would just see shadows and the fireworks she's talked about before

    Kids MeyerKids MeyerVor Monat
  • I could it tell you had a pink hoodie I am also blind and have gotten accused of facking and got kicked out of my friend group

    Lila PearlLila PearlVor Monat
  • This happened before I was born-

    Spokat _Spokat _Vor Monat
  • im not blind but i can't imagine what its like for other people especially with disability, and people constantly invalidating other people and im sorry that people treat you like that

    Julia CornellaJulia CornellaVor Monat
  • How ARE you ARE you vERy NicE 🌷👍

    Rahmat ullahRahmat ullahVor Monat
  • I'm beginning to think there should be actual classes on being blind where people teach you what blindness actually is, this goes for other disabilities as well because think of it, we will most likely meet someone or multiple people in our lifetime that have a disability and we should know more about them because we don't want to be offensive on accident

    FX monsterFX monsterVor Monat
  • Hi

    Jana AkikiJana AkikiVor Monat
  • Karen lol was she a karen?

    Natalie VanDineNatalie VanDineVor Monat
  • i love u molly!!!

    Natalie VanDineNatalie VanDineVor Monat
  • was i the only one debating rather i do a comment bc moly cant read lol

    Natalie VanDineNatalie VanDineVor Monat
  • I’m glad I clicked on this, because I really don’t know much about blindness, so this was actually very educational. Hope other people can learn more about blindness.

    Collin GallawayCollin GallawayVor Monat
  • My dogs name is molly

    Randi Loves beaglesRandi Loves beaglesVor Monat
  • I was born in 2008.

    Randi Loves beaglesRandi Loves beaglesVor Monat
  • I really hope those people grew up and apologized because if they didn't then maybe they shouldn't even try because if you can't apologize then you can't grow up and that's a truth

    Addison LeonardAddison LeonardVor Monat
  • People can be so ignorant

    Rachael The Shadow BudgieRachael The Shadow BudgieVor Monat
  • How do you read our comments if were blind? :0

    冬Fuyu冬FuyuVor Monat
  • But why did you and Karen stop being friends?

    JoanneJoanneVor Monat
  • You are so beautiful

  • Wait how bling is herboyfriend

    JulianaJulianaVor Monat
  • Can you do a video responding to the conspiracy theory that stevie wonder was pretending to be blind? It would be so interesting to hear it from a blind persons perspective as I've only ever heard that story from sighted people

    Bonnie PaoraBonnie PaoraVor Monat
  • Mave you ever seen your boyfriend before? ( Im new here)

    Isabella PatinoIsabella PatinoVor Monat
  • That sounds so frusterating

    Isabella PatinoIsabella PatinoVor Monat
  • You should really cosplay Kenma (haikyuu) just saying

    Gracey GREENGracey GREENVor Monat
  • Your so brave and amazing. You are truly inspirational and you are so good at spreading awareness about this scary thing that happened to you! God bless you!🥺❤

    Ella MannionElla MannionVor Monat
  • Awwwwwww screw them your the best ♥️

    Christina SaadChristina SaadVor Monat
  • This randomly came to me as a question for you so can you sew like can you and or machine sew

    AUBRI 101AUBRI 101Vor Monat
  • I love the painting behind you

    AUBRI 101AUBRI 101Vor Monat
  • At what time was your vision the greatest and worst in your life

    AUBRI 101AUBRI 101Vor Monat
  • I have amblyopia which means that one of my eyes can barely see at all, so I have to do eye exercises every day for two hours that are so so so hard for me and it makes me feel sick inside and so frustrated when i talk to people and they tell me to "toughen up" or say something else like that when they have no idea what its like and i am so worried beacuse if my eye exersizes don't work (and i have seen very little imporoovment and have been doing them for three years now) then i could go blind in my eye that can barley see and it could roll into the back of my head and i really dont want that to happen because then people will make fun of me :(((((((

    Hewo PersonHewo PersonVor Monat
  • Me watching the eyes the whole time: 👁👄👁

    YUAYUAVor Monat
  • No one: Molly's intro: 👁👄👁

    Angry KettleAngry KettleVor Monat
  • I’m in gr. 8 now and I was born in 2008 wowwwwww

    Zodiakz_does_gacha !Zodiakz_does_gacha !Vor Monat
  • I’ve never seen Molly’s videos but the way she seems to look at the camera even though she can’t is sort of eerie, it’s like she can see into my very soul.

    Lenathefirst _Lenathefirst _Vor Monat
  • I had no clue filming this was even possible-

    Æ MaeveÆ MaeveVor Monat
  • No offence intended, but I am wondering: How do you do youtube and read screens? i'm really just curious

    Marplays Yay!Marplays Yay!Vor Monat
  • Thank you so much for the video I would’ve never understood how blindness works! 💞 I’m very disappointed that we as a community we’re not taught this. 😕

    julierose playsjulierose playsVor Monat
  • I'm so sorry this happend to you!!! I hope no one gives you hate to this day! I saw this video and I clicked it I can't belivie kids could could be this cruel!! I'm so sorry Molly! I hope they (or at least most people) stopped being mean

    Kayla EcholsKayla EcholsVor 2 Monate
  • Well we know why you named her karen

    My random LifeMy random LifeVor 2 Monate
  • i'm am actually half bind i have a service dog

    Sadie HuntSadie HuntVor 2 Monate
  • Your hair looks like Kenma's hair from Haikyuu.

    WolfyCatWolfyCatVor 2 Monate
  • If people don't understand that blind doesn't necessarily mean total blackness, then they don't have the right to say someone is faking blindness.

    Lima BeanLima BeanVor 2 Monate
  • so did you tell the girls in the laundry room whats actually happened or sit there? if you did, did they believe you? Not understand? etc.

    Nova's Fashion & Fun channelNova's Fashion & Fun channelVor 2 Monate
  • 2007 was a great year for me I came into the world oh and my twin sister

    Auni AbeggAuni AbeggVor 2 Monate
  • Even though I am not blind myself I think you are very inspiring and it’s cool to hear stories like these I think they spread awareness and knock out dumb stereotypes

    Pickle The DinosaurPickle The DinosaurVor 2 Monate
  • I don't know if it's just me, I don't talk, or think about anyone.. I feel like I have so many problems maybe that's why Lol love this video!! This is very helpful.

    Arch AngelArch AngelVor 2 Monate
  • I have aniridia and I'm not blind but I am not blind I have hard of seeing

    Girl With AniridiaGirl With AniridiaVor 2 Monate
  • i’m sorry but i cracked up when she said “i wanna feel like its fall, like it is everywhere else in the world” what about the southern hemisphere ahahahahha😂😂😂😂

    Emily GraceEmily GraceVor 2 Monate
  • I started losing my eyesight since I was maybe 4 or 5. I am currently 14 right now and I know I am nowhere close to being fully blind, my vision is in the negatives (-4.50 to be exact) and I wear contacts or glasses. For me, I understand exactly what Molly was talking about, about how the light hits certain things. When I don't have glasses or contacts on, I can still see certain things and colour and shape plays a big part in my vision. But if there is more of a certain colour than another colour on something, I can only see the majority of one colour: Like a whiteboard with black writing on it. It depends on how big the black writing is, if it's small I can only see the whiteboard (I can only see white) now if it's big writing I can't see the writing or what it says, but I can see the colour, most of the time I can only see the black or any other colour. Molly's shirt only has the colour pink on it (light pink and dark pink), but without my glasses, I can only see the dark pink.

    Jaiden MotesJaiden MotesVor 2 Monate
  • Im sorry for possibly misunderstanding but how does some blind people type or write comments if their blind? Am I just stupid for not knowing how or is this a valid question? I dont mean to offend, the last comment section I asked to help me with lack of knowledge they just attacked me telling me to research instead of helping

    Ethan BrentonEthan BrentonVor 2 Monate
    • Exactly. They just call us ignorant. People truly do not know, it’s why we ask questions

      Bird HouseBird HouseVor 2 Monate