Lauren Merryfield

Lauren Merryfield
There’s More Than One Way To Be Okay:a blind woman’s PURRspective on life
[Genre] Autobiography/Social Issues


There’s More Than One Way To Be OK
A Blind Woman’s PURRspective On Life

Step into a blind woman’s life and discover how inclusion can improve life for the disabled and for everyone.

For the disabled in America today, inclusion is a big issue. Why do we shy away from someone we can see is blind? Why do we avoid interacting with the disabled? It’s most often because we simply do not know what their lives are like and how to find common ground. Simply by learning what Lauren Merryfield’s life is like, you might find a way to make inclusion a reality in your little piece of the world.

• Stop procrastinating and read about what a disabled person’s life is really like.
• Learn what inclusion means for her.
• See that her life is not so different from yours.
• Think about promoting inclusion of the disabled and what that might mean for our society.

“A delightful insight into the life of a successful
and warmhearted blind person.” —Elaine Foster

“Very entertaining and well written.” —Rose B.

Lauren Merryfield has a lifetime’s experience with blindness and disabilities, but she “keeps on keeping on,” as they used to say, and knows how to manage the challenges of a nondisabled world—sometimes alone, sometimes with help. She has been published in several anthologies and magazines and is the author of There’s More Than One Way to Love a Cat. She lives in California and has one human daughter and two feline “kids.”



There’s More Than One Way To Love A Cat:my kitty journal in haiku
Fairfield, CA USA
Lauren wrote her first song, “mew mew my little kitten” at age six. When ten, she began writing stories about little girls and their cats. In high school she wrote about human and feline relationships. She won in two essay contests. She has been published in the Braille Monitor and Future Reflections, publications of the National Federation of the Blind. For several years she edited News From Blind Nebraskans, the local newsletter of the NFB. Lauren won an Excellence award placing in an essay contest sponsored by the World Blind Union and the Onkyo Corporation. She has been published in several anthologies and magazines and is the author of There’s More Than One Way to Love a Cat. She lives in California and has one human daughter and three feline “kids.”

“Meow when you feel like it!”