Haben Girma👩🏿‍🦯 Profile picture
Human Rights Lawyer, Speaker & Author. Disability drives innovation. My book is titled Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law https://t.co/swRNyxzD6v
Jun 30, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
My eyes move involuntarily, each one swinging to its own music. They’ve danced this way for as long as I can remember. I can’t see it myself, but the jeering kids let me know. The adults nudging me to wear sunglasses let me know. And trolls certainly let me know. Thread 1/5 I'm a Black woman standing with my hands at my waist, wearin Our society criminalizes #disability. Countless books & films allege eyes reveal a person’s soul, then deliberately give the evil characters abnormal eyes. Not all of them, of course, but enough to influence the public’s perception of eyes like mine. #Ableism 2/5
Jun 24, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
Helen Keller’s birthday is June 27 & it’s #Deafblind Awareness Week. Helen knew she benefited from white privilege. A fierce activist, she protested, wrote articles & donated to orgs working to end racism. I'm confident #HelenKeller would emphatically affirm #BlackLivesMatter Video Transcript (I’m speaking): June 27 is #HelenKeller's birthday & all week is #Deafblind Awareness Week. Helen Keller was a fierce activist working to end racism. 1/x