Erik and Jeff speak with Haben Girma for this latest installment of our Alchemy Series (sponsored by Wells Fargo & Prudential). Haben Girma is an American disability rights advocate and the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. This episode was recorded during the Virtual No Barriers Summit.
Haben Girma is an American disability rights advocate and the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, she has received the Helen Keller Achievement Award and secured a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016.
Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation and travels the world teaching the benefits of choosing inclusion. Her memoir, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, is a captivating read. A review from O Magazine states "This autobiography by a millennial Helen Keller teems with grace and grit.”
Learn more about Haben here: https://habengirma.com/
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