One Heart One Vision is owned and operated by blind women who are committed to fighting the marginalization of blind women by providing free programs and resources. We cultivate a blind women’s ambition to be empowered, while striving for disability justice.
We provide several free programs for blind women. We offer a financial empowerment program, a benefit advisement program, blindness consultation and a work readiness/employment program. We also provide information and referrals to other city agencies for further assistance.
One Heart One Vision’s base of operation is located in Brooklyn, N.Y. Due to the pandemic, all of our services and programs are offered virtually.
The ladies of One Heart One Vision are devoted to turning blind women’s dreams into reality. We believe that just because you’re blind doesn’t mean that you can’t have vision.
Rasheta Bunting is a blind, single parent of two that resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is a special educator, civic engagement organizer, entrepreneur and disability advocate. She’s a member of Disabled In Action, a co-coordinator with Downstate ADAPT and is the president of a local chapter with the National Federation of the Blind and partners with various disability advocacy groups throughout New York. She hosts a podcast, where she addresses the issues that plague the disabled woman, while shining a positive light on disabled womanhood.
She is also the president and co-founder of One Heart One Vision Inc, a grass roots 501C3 charitable organization that provides community service and support to blind and low vision women from underserved neighborhoods.
Jovan Campbell was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. At the age of twelve she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She lost her sight due to Diabetic Retinopathy at 25. Four months later she was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure, resulting in dialysis. During dialysis sepsis caused her to become a partial wheelchair user. After receiving a kidney transplant, Jovan started her journey of vocational rehabilitation.
In 2019 she moved to the Bronx, where she currently advocates for disability inclusion. After joining The National Federation of the Blind in 2019, she co-founded the Vanguard chapter of greater New York. Since 2021 she has been the chair of the New York State Diabetic Action Network.
Jovan is the co-founder of One Heart One vision INC. She co-hosts the One Heart One Vision podcast, where she discusses the experiences of a disabled woman in a non-disabled world. Currently she is completing her Public Health degree at Bronx Community College, to further her quest to educate her community. Jovan is eager to continue her goal of disability advocacy and women empowerment.
Stephanie Foxworth-Johnson is a married mother of two, a former educator in the New York City school system, and spent over 12 years as a foster parent and respite care mother.Stephanie was born totally sighted, but an accident caused her to become blind, and with extensive surgery she is now visually impaired. Overcoming this life changing obstacle is what motivates her to being an advocate for blind women.
She recently joined The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and jumped headfirst into advocacy. Stephanie co-facilitates a new to blindness group where she reaches out to newly blind individuals, addressing the challenges of adjusting to life as a blind or visually impaired person.
Stephanie is the current treasurer of One Heart One Vision Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which provides community services and support to blind/ low vision women from marginalized neighborhoods. She believes in the full capabilities of blind/low vision women and is excited to see how she can further advance her advocacy endeavors.
Esther Gillyard represents the state of Pennsylvania! She is a mother of a beautiful teenage daughter. Her daughter is Esther's motivation to push past her challenges and barriers. Esther became visually impaired in 2015, from a traumatic eye surgery. At the time Esther was in college studying for her bachelors in organizational Leadership. Esther lost her legal case against the surgeons and started her life adjustments through Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, now called Vision link.
Esther now is a part of the National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania where Esther advocates for herself, other blind parents and individuals who are visually impaired/ blind or have children who are blind. Esther is a leader in church where she organizes events every other month to feed and serve the homeless. Esther is a co-leader over the black history ministry.
Esther's goal is to show the world that no matter your challenges, barriers, or life’s accidents you too can still live the life you want!
Daaiya Connors is a deaf-blind single mother of three, who resides in The Bronx, N.Y. She is also a wheelchair user and is fluent in American Sign Language(ASL). Daaiya has a degree in Culinary Arts and dreams of being the first professional deaf-blind caterer to the stars. Due to a plethora of health issues as a child, which rendered her deaf-blind and physically disabled, Daaiya developed a strong desire for medical advocacy for multiple disabled women.
Daaiya Connors has been a board member of One Heart One Vision since its inception and is the driving force behind many of the creative endeavors that this organization undertakes. By sharing her lived experiences and her words of spiritual enlightenment, Daaiya inspires disabled women to overcome life’s adversities, withstanding any obstacles that comes in their way.