Haben Girma Embodies the “Beauty of Becoming”

Haben Girma (’13), disability rights advocate, author and speaker, was featured in a Levi’s film as part of their “Beauty of Becoming” Series (“Haben Girma’s Beauty of Becoming,” June 2021). “Disability is an opportunity for innovation. If you face a challenge, that’s an opportunity to come up with a brand-new solution. And that solution could end up helping not only you, but the entire community. . . . Ultimately, it’s the community’s responsibility to remove the barriers, so everyone can be included. We need everyone to be working on inclusion for the entire community – women, people of color, disabled people. It benefits all of us. It behooves all of us to remove the barriers.”