Cyndi del Río
Condition: Totally blind
1.What is your profession/what you do and why did you decide to choose this field?
I am a pianist and singer, also I consider myself as an activist on social media. I decided to choose this field because there are not many opportunities for people with disabilities in my area (Latin America), and also I love to share how my life is as a blind person with other people. Also, I'm a musician because I think that singing and playing the piano are some of the most beautiful ways to express my feelings.
2.What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?
When people contact me on social media and say things like "Hey, thank you because with your videos I learned how to guide a blind person, or how to write in Braille", or when the public shares my voice or my pieces on the piano. Also, helping others and making them smile or appreciate the music is the most rewarding.
3.What is your advice to all the other VIP around the world who don't believe they can be successful in the area of their interest because of their disability?
We are in the best moment to live. Now, we have technology, more knowledge about disabilities, more opportunities. We can open doors and not only in Latin America, but we can also do it around the world! We only need more dreamer people, and we can work to make our dreams come true.
You can follow Cyndi on: TikTok