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Home of Dancing With The Blind and Ms. Blind Diva Empowerment Pageant

2023 Disability Pride Inaugural Photoshoot

Eyes Like Mine organized 2023 Disability Pride Inaugural Photoshoot in partnership with Edison Visionary Lions Club, Shine Portrait Studio and Eye Love Eyewear Collection

Dancing With The Blind Event

Dancing with the Blind Gallery

Reflection of Dancing with the Blind 2017

Here’s a delightful throwback to Dancing with Blind 2017, featuring our President, Krystle Allen, and the 2016 Champion, Brandon Scott, both of whom are visually impaired. They mesmerized the audience with their enchanting salsa dance to the rhythms of ‘Vivir Mi Vida’ by Marc Anthony.

9th Anniversary

9th anniversary flyer

Join Eyes Like Mine Inc. as we celebrate 9 years of sharing awareness about vision loss and vision loss resources. This event is open to all. Pre-registration is required. No cost to attend. Vendors will be present, eye screenings, light refreshments, and raffles!

We will announce our member of the year, supportive honorees, and the announcement of a new movement to empower community. You will have the opportunity to meet and greet our 2022 titleholder Ms. Goddest Johnson Ms. Blind Diva 2022, sign up for the return of “Dancing with the Blind,” and more!

Wheelchair Access link Accessible (Washington St. Entrance)
Date: Friday, March 31st, 2023

Location and Address: The Newark Museum 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102

For more information, contact email us at or call us at 973-327-3035.

Miss Blind Diva Empowerment Pageant 2023

Eyes Like Mine Inc. presents The Finding Miss. Blind Diva Empowerment Pageant in partnership with Newark Museum of Art. #GOING #GROWING #GLOWING 

The “So Special” Edition Advance Tickets: $25 (until October 1st, 2023)

Tickets at the Door: $75

Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2023
Time: 4:00PM until 8:00PM

Location and Address: The Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

This venue is acceslink and Uber/Lyft accessible. Event will also be audio described.

To register and for more info contact: or or 973-327-3035

Sneaker Ball 2023

Eyes Like Mine presents Press Release Sneaker Ball. Meet and Greet the current title holder with Food and Drinks Served at the Event. It is organized in partnership with Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Pageant Planet, Greater Vision Foundation and City of Newark, Mayor Ras J. Baraka.

Date: October 6th, 2023
Time: 12 PM – 4PM
Venue: 2 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102

For more info, contact

Miss Blind Diva Empowerment Pageant 2023 Road Map

Eye Screening for Ice Cream Meetup

Eye Screenings for ice Cream Meetup

Eyes Like Mine is organizing Eye Screening with Ice Cream Meetup in partnership with Edison Visionary Lion’s Club. For eye screening, 1 ice cream cone or cup will be exchanged! Sign up for your organization! For making a request eye screening contact us at 

Miles on a Mission

Click the button below to transfer/donate Miles to Eyes Like Mine Campaign if you are already a member with United Airlines Sign in or if not then Sign Up today.

Miles on a Mission flyer

If you wish to simply donate for Campaign without becoming a member with United Airlines please select DONATE NOW. All donations will be transferred to our campaign by the organization. We sincerely thank you for your support!

The Disability Pride Photoshoot

Disability Pride Photoshoot


Eyes Like Mine, Inc. presents the Disability Pride Photoshoot in partnership with SHINE Portrait Studio. In honor of the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, pre-register for our “Access for All” photoshoot! Register by July 15th, 2023.

The Finding Miss. Blind Diva Empowerment Tour

Finding Miss Blind Diva Recruitment Event

Eyes Like Mine Inc. presents The Finding Miss. Blind Diva Empowerment Pageant Tour.

Date: Saturday, July 8th, 2023
Time: 1:00PM until 4:00PM

Location and Address: The Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

To register and for more info contact: or 973-885-0280

Dancing With The Blind Event

Eyes Like Mine is bringing you Dancing With The Blind. We are looking for dancers both, sighted and blind. Dancing With The Blind will be held on April 28th, 2023 at 4 PM – 8 PM ET. The venue for the event is Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619. 

Please nominate someone who is vision impaired or blind and who you believe would be good fit for our Dancing With The Blind event. Link to the Eyes Like Mine Inc. 2023 Dancing With The Blind nomination form below.  We are also seeking the best voiceover and audio description narrators for the main competition that will be held on 4/28/23. Please submit a one minute or less audio clip of yourself announcing the return of Dancing with the Blind with your creative spin. Submit to All ages are welcome. Your audio submission will be entered into a raffle for drawing. 

For further questions, email us at or call us at 973-327-3035.

Directions are as follows:
Location and Address: Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619


Public Transit
The NEC train from Newark Penn Station stops at Hamilton Train Station. From there, folks can either Uber/Lyft to Grounds For Sculpture or take the 608 NJ Transit bus to the Sculptors Way/Fairgrounds Road stop which is by our main entrance. For more information call 973-275-5555 or visit

Access Link
Sculptors Way spans an entire block – both Nottingham Way and E State Street are crossroads. We are familiar with Access Link (both employees and visitors have used this service) and the drivers will typically drop off and pick up at the entrance of the Welcome Center. For more information call 973-491-4224 or visit

Room Reservation for Stay
Guests can book rooms for their stay at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Newark Airport using reservations-reference conf#:
5136B369261627. For more information call 877-361-2497 or 973-3441500.

Location and Address: Howard Johnson by Wyndham Newark Airport, 20 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ 07114.



Sponsors FLyer

The event is sponsored by WHAT THE FOX PODCAST, AMB DANCE THEATRE, DDIVINO Tasting Room – Eatery – Lounge, Lisa Durden Unlimited Productions, AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA, blindCAN FILM FESTIVAL and GREATER VISION FONDATION.

Humanitarian Trip to Cameroon

Support Eyes Like Mine Humanitarian Trip to Cameroon on June 15th – 17th.

Contribute to this initiative: New or gently used canes, New or gently used assistive devices, Signature guides, Braille paper, Bump dos, Basic Hygiene items. All Contributions will support this humanitarian effort and each contributor will receive a raffle ticket upon entry.

Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
Time: 4:00PM until 8:00PM

Location and Address: Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619.

To register and for more info contact: or 973-885-0280

Community Baby Shower

Eyes Like Mine in partnership with The Newark Museum of Art brings you Community Baby Shower for differently abled moms with babies of ages newborn to 3 years old. DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED!

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Time: 12:00PM until 3:00PM

Location and Address: The Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

To register and for more info contact: or 973-885-0280

Ms. Blind Diva Empowerment Pageant 2023 Applications are now open

Congratulations to Ms. Blind Diva 2022, Goddest Johnson!

Goddest Johnson Diva Title Holder
Goddest is well known as “FIGHT” (Faith Is Getting Her Through).  Goddest soul provides a real-life comprehensive perspective or living an independent successful life beyond vision loss as she utilizes comprehensive skill training classes, resource training, community outreach events to educate as well as motivate and show what is possible to blind and visually impaired adults and children by allowing them to live a productive and independent life beyond vision loss.
Goddest travels the world and has done speaking engagement.  May 15, 2022, she received an honorary and was the only honorary who was asked to speak to over 500 Women at “Women Of Orlando luncheon (“Orem by Monique Scott Nichols”). Many of her friends flew from various areas in the United States to see her speak that sold out the event.  Rising above expectations is something that comes as no obstacle to Goddest.  Goddest was born in September 1980 and spent the early part of her childhood residing in Chicago Illinois with her mother; a single parent who suffered from mental illness and a severe drug addiction.  Goddest was the oldest of her four siblings in which her childhood took a major change when she was seven years old and her mother went to prison for life. At the most trying time in her life at this point she began her journey as becoming a client of the foster care system.  By the age of 15, Goddest has had already live in over nine different foster homes and 11 different group homes. Due to several different circumstances Goddest has made the decision to become emancipated at the age of 16 and take on the responsibility of an adult.
Later she became the sole guardian of her sister and was determined to show her what could be possible with determination and staying focused. To set this example Goddest became the first one of her siblings to graduate from high school. When Goddest was 21 years of age her younger brother went to prison and was given 44 years, this left her devastated but shined a new light towards her future. At this point she was determined to keep reaching out and breaking the cycle to give others hope and something to look up to.  Goddest, went on to obtain her bachelor’s from NOVA Southeastern University which was one of the greatest accomplishments.  Goddest needed a way to give back so becoming a nurse only seemed like a perfect idea to her.  Perfect until life took another unexpected turn in February 2009.  Goddest was involved in a tragic car accident which left her legally blind.  In spite of all of Goddest obstacles that she face, the proudest moment was when she met the mother of NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal (Shack) Lucille O’Neil who interviewed her and was brought to tears while she stated to Goddest that Goddest was her inspiration and how Goddest touched her life in a major way by giving her the motivation to press through when most people did not know that she was struggling with her own visual impairment.  Goddest shared that Lucille O’Neil was the first person who inspired her to share her story and she has been doing so since.
This amazing woman of God has many amazing stories that put tears to the eyes of the listener when she speaks.”

Congratulations to Ms. Independent 2022, Talia Woodard!

Ms. Independent 2022 Talia Wooder picture
Talia Woodard is a licensed massage therapist specializing in pregnancy massage. Talia enjoys reading, swimming, and cooking. Talia has a passion for advocating for the blind and is actively involved in many organizations that cater to the needs of the blind and visually impaired. Talia aims to inspire others, specifically those in the blind community that the possibilities are endless!

Diva Title Holders

Goddest Johnson, Miss Blind Diva 2022 and Talia Woodard, Miss Independent 2022

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