'Out Of Sight' is a charity organisation founded by 3x adaptive world surfing champion and Paralympic medallist, Melissa Reid. The aim of the organisation being to provide an inclusive and safe space for individuals, specifically those with hidden disabilities to explore sports and harness the opportunities the extreme sports community has to offer.
We have teamed up with Melissa and the rest of her team to design and create exclusive 'Out Of Sight' merchandise Beanies. 10% of every beanie sold will go directly to out of sight and towards not only enabling people to explore sports in a safe environment, but to building a welcoming community with a shared desire for acceptance and opportunity.
Melissa suffers from a Visual Impairment and has done since birth. It’s because of this that she is the perfect a founder and advocate for such an organisation as 'Out Of Sight'. She has first-hand experience of the struggles that come with not only having a life changing disability, but a disability that to most, isn’t event noticeable.
Despite all of this, Melissa has lived a successful and accomplished life, and she wants everyone to have the opportunities she was able to access no matter what. Hidden disabilities are not only disabilities, but they are unseen disabilities. Immediate support and opportunity is all too uncommon for sufferes.
Removing the stereotype
When you say visual impairment, people instantly have a vision of someone with dark glasses and a stick. But those with insight know that this is seldom the case. Infact in most instances it would be near impossible to tell a visually impaired individual from your average person. It’s because of this that Melissa has faced so much adversity. It’s fair to say, people don’t tend to have so much time and support when they can’t immediately see the problem … out of sight out of mind.
The 'Not out of mind' collaboration
Here at Mondaze, we have followed Melissa success and have proudly watched her win title after title. We absolutely love out of sight and are passionate about supporting it and nurturing it to the success we know it can become. It is because of this that we have partnered up with Melissa to make exclusive pout of sight merchandise beanies. when developing this product we really wanted to spread the message that our of sight does not equal out of mind.
10% of every beanie sold will go directly to out of sight and towards not only enabling people to explore sports in a safe environment, but to building a welcoming community with a shared desire for acceptance and opportunity.
If this sounds like something you would like to support, why not grab yourself a beanie!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your continued support of both Mondaze and Out Of Sight, we appreciate all of you!