Haben is featured in Levi’s Beauty of Becoming campaign

I was born Deafblind, but I wasn’t born an advocate. Resisting ableism, racism and other forms of oppression is exhausting, ongoing work. We all face the choice to accept oppression or advocate for justice. Video created and directed by Oge Egbuonu. Music by Phantogram. Portrait photography by Shaniqwa Jarvis. Campaign by Levi’s. #LevisBecoming Video description [...]

2021-03-01T13:09:16-08:00February 28th, 2021|

Talking with TIME 100 and Walking with Autonomous Robots

TIME Magazine celebrated my disability justice work by including me in TIME 100 Talks, a video series spotlighting influential people. I was surprised and honored. My excitement turned to disappointment when I checked the video — no captions, no audio descriptions, and no transcript. The TIME 100 video featuring me was not accessible to me. [...]

2020-09-27T00:27:21-07:00August 18th, 2020|

My First New York Times essay, plus book updates

I published my very first essay in the New York Times! The essay appears in the Times’ special edition celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act: “What the A.D.A. Means to Me.” Today Hachette Book Group is releasing the paperback version of my book, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law. [...]

2020-08-11T00:53:24-07:00August 11th, 2020|

Service Dog Teams Need Your Help, and You Can Do This From Home

As we stay home and practice physical distancing, there is something we can do to help protect our ability to fly with our dogs in the future. The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed adding new restrictions for service dogs traveling on airplanes, chipping away at the freedoms advocates fought for decades to protect. My [...]

2020-04-23T22:07:23-07:00April 1st, 2020|