Haben Girma Appears on the ‘Today’ Show and Pens Life Experiences

Former Fellow Haben Girma (‘13) was featured on the “3rd Hour of Today” on Aug. 5, where she discussed her inspirational new book and memoir, “Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law.” “I wasn’t really aware that I was Deafblind. I felt my life was normal,” said Haben, the first-ever Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. On the segment, Haben discussed how she became her own advocate and how she finds the strength to keep pushing to break down barriers for herself and others with disabilities.

Additionally, Haben wrote an article for The Washington Post about her positive experiences with her guide dogs and the common, but incorrect, assumption that guide dogs lead blind people (“Guide Dogs Don’t Lead Blind People. We Wander as One,” Aug. 7). According to Haben, her dog, Mylo, never knows where she intends go. “He takes his lead from me,” she said.