My friend Georgina Kleege was interviewed today on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry:
We’re talking this week about beauty: How we define it, how we perceive it, and what it means historically and socially—and to you, our listeners.
Today, we approach the topic beauty with someone who has a unique perspective: UC Berkeley English Professor Georgina Kleege.
Kleege is blind, and has written about how she sees the world in several books, including “Sight Unseen,” and the essay “Beauty and the Blind.”
And as Kleege explains, you don’t have to see beauty to understand its value. In her words: “I live in a visual culture, so I know what people say.”