Media Coverage

Dany Acosta is an author, speaker and advocate who has been interviewed by media and has been on local press releases. 

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Lynn Author Publishes Book of Poems After Going Blind

“I was three years sober when it happened… But before all of this chaos in 2014, I was completely sighted, didn’t have any health issues that I knew about, and didn’t even need glasses,” Acosta said. 

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Lynn Centerboard Offering New College Scholarship

Centerboard Mentor Coordinator Dany Acosta created the scholarship, saying that every driven student who takes on the challenges of higher education, despite their immigration status, should not be hindered by inequitable financial assistance or debt.

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NSCC Alumn, Author Publishes Book of Poems After Going Blind

After learning how to do this, Acosta began writing poems in 2015. The book he recently published, called “Blindly Painting Words of Love,” is made up of the poems he wrote over the years. 

“Most, if not all, of the poems in this book were written at a dialysis center in Peabody,” Acosta said. “A lot of them were written during my battle with chronic kidney failure.” 

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Lynn Residents Play Leading Roles In 2021 Commencement Ceremonies at Salem State University

In his address, Acosta congratulated students for achieving what may have seemed impossible amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He said, “Oxford Dictionary defines impossible as, ‘that which cannot be done.’ But was it not Nelson Mandela, the South African revolutionary President who said, ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’ I am humbled to stand in a room full of resilient overcomers of impossibilities in a COVID world who said, ‘it can be done!’”

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North Shore Community College Salutes Its Graduates

Acosta, a student speaker at North Shore Community College’s 52nd Commencement Ceremony Thursday night, got to share his story to graduation.

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My Envision Series at Perkin’s School for the Blind!

I initiated my Envision series on YouTube for free where I teach students with and without visual impairments to be organized and ready for academic success!