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disability

Meet Harvard Law School's First Deaf-Blind Graduate

HabenĀ Girma may be the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School, but her disability has not hindered her awe-inspiring success. Born in California as an Eritrean-American, Girma'sĀ mother fled Eritrea in the early 1980s to secure a better life for her family. Read More »

See the Magic That Happens When a Disabled Woman Helps Disabled Animals

As a 10-year-old girl, Jenny Brown was diagnosed with bone cancer. And after four months of intensive chemotherapy that left her exhausted and in tears, her doctors delivered nearly unbearable news: They'd have to amputate her right leg. Read More »

Finding My Way

An excerpt from Harilyn Rousso's memoir, Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back. Rousso is considered one of the "founding mothers" of the U.S. disabled women's movement. Read More »