Haben Girma was born in California, US, to Eritrean mother and Ethiopian father. Deafblind since birth, she has overcome incredible odds and is hitherto the only deafblind person in the world to graduate from Harvard Law School. She has since become one of the most powerful advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities around the world.
In 2017, she received the Secret Strength Award to add to the Obama Champions of Change award she received last year.
Deafblindness is not just a deaf person who cannot see, or a blind person who cannot hear. The impairments increase each other's effects, making it a much more serious disability.
An inspiration to millions, she is a much sought-after public speaker her TED...