Artist  Educator  Advocate

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Frankie Ann as a little girl- she is wearing a black leotard and pink dance skit with pink shoes.
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Frankie Ann Marcille is an author, educator, and advocate. At three months old, she was diagnosed with septo-optic dysplasia; a condition that resulted in legal blindness. Frankie Ann has spent her entire life adapting to her visual impairment, learning to never let it hold her back, and advocating for others to do the same.

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She earned her BA in Theatre Arts from Western Connecticut State University and is currently studying to obtain her Master’s degree and dual certification in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy/Orientation and Mobility from Hunter College. She is also certified as a DIR Floortime therapist; a creative method of therapeutic instruction for students with Autism and other neuro-developmental delays.

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Over the past decade, Frankie Ann has traveled the country teaching and advocating for individuals of all ages with multiple disabilities. Most recently, Frankie Ann has been working as an online Teacher/Mentor for the Utah School for the Blind’s Expanded Core Curriculum Bridges to Community Readiness Pilot Program. She is also a member of the team at Elle Jones Casting Company as a Casting Director and Accessibility Specialist, recruiting extras for film/television while advocating for accessibility on set. 


Frankie Ann is also a published author. Her first book, “Yes” (illustrated by Patrick Regan and published by Leaning Rock Press, LLC.) is now available! Visit the Author tab to learn more and the Bookstore to purchase your copy!

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When she’s not advocating or teaching, Frankie Ann enjoys
going on adventures, spending a weekend at the beach with her family, hiking, dancing, playing video games, reading and of course… writing! She is a contributing writer for blogs such as “Paths to Technology” (run by the Perkins School for the Blind), “Anxiously Blogging” (testimonials on living with anxiety, run by Mareena Bartelli), and “Chickadee Collective” (a resource for female artists who want to take control of their careers, run by Tara Llewellyn). She also runs her own advocacy/accessibility blog called “Blind Ambition”.


Art by Patrick Regan

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