Lucy Edwards is a presenter, YouTuber and disability rights campaigner who is usually accompanied by her guide dog named Olga.
At 17 Lucy lost her eyesight so she had to learn how to navigate her life again. She took to YouTube and started to upload videos of her experiences to her own channel. Her video, ‘blind girl does her own make-up’, gained over 780,000 views and she became the first British blind person to pave the way for change on the platform. She now has 35,000 subscribers to her channel and over 3 million views of her videos.
In December 2019, Lucy became the first blind presenter to host a show on BBC Radio 1. Her other presenting credits include In Touch (BBC Radio 4), Click (BBC World News) and The Travel Show (BBC World News). She has presented for BBC Bitesize and BBC Ideas and works as a freelance producer for the BBC. Lucy was also the subject of an episode of Barcroft Media’s Shake My Beauty YouTube series.
Lucy was the first blind ambassador for make-up brand CoverGirl and has written for The Sunday Times about her own make-up journey after sight loss. Lucy published the first ever Blind Beauty Guide book which was designed to help people kick start their blind make-up journey and feel confident without a mirror.
Lucy has worked with many charities in the sight loss sector including Guide Dogs UK, Vision Foundation, the RNIB, Fixers UK and Living Paintings. She also ran the London Marathon for Guide Dogs UK and collaborated with them to create an educational YouTube video series named, Blind Hacks, which explores aspects of life as a blind person.
In all that she does, Lucy is passionate about promoting disability issues and has overcome her own adversity to show the world that there is life after sight loss.