In 2012, the Circle of Light Photo Project teamed up with Art from Ashes to inspire a whole new audience. The youth poets in the Phoenix Rising Poetry and Spoken Word Program were given the opportunity to experience simulated blindness during a workshop and write about how being blind and receiving the gift of sight would impact their lives. These young people have faced immense hardships such as abuse, neglect and poverty. The poems created from this exercise reflect the inspiration of the gift of sight in relation to their own life experiences.
|Kevin, age 21||James, age 19||PJ, age 19||Wolfgirl, age 22|
|Logan, age 19||Tynea, age 23||Ben, age 17||David, age 16|
|Anjel, age 15||Brandon, age 16||Blake, age 17|