Helen Keller: Blind And Deaf Activist

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Helen Keller: Blind and Deaf Activist for Everyone Helen Keller was a very inspiring activist who fought for the rights of others, especially the blind and deaf community. She says, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart” (“Helen Keller Quotations," American Foundation for the Blind). There are many reasons why she is inspiring to us. Helen Keller is a very influential in many ways. She overcame her childhood struggles, became a worldwide activist, and continues to inspire people even though she is no longer with us. Despite her many struggles, such as her disabilities, her compassionate and brave personality made her the influential and heroic person we remember…show more content…
She devoted most of her life to helping those around her and making the world a better place. The text states, "She spent the rest of her life promoting social reforms aimed at improving the education and treatment of the blind, deaf, and mute. Credited with prompting the organization of state commissions for the blind, Keller was key in the effort to end the practice of placing deaf and blind people in mental asylums, which was common in the early 1900s” (Benson, 847). This proves that Helen was able to use her disabilities to her advantage. She helped those like herby voicing her opinion, and representing both the deaf and blind communities. She was an inspiration to many others with disabilities. She doesn’t use her disability as an excuse, which would be the easy thing to do. She worked to make sure that everyone is treated fairly no matter what. Helen also helped those who weren’t facing disabilities like herself. An article about Helen’s impact on society states, “By 1916, Keller was a major part of a growing group of prominent political reformers engaged with a list of interrelated causes that included not only labor issues and socialism but also women’s suffrage and reproductive rights. She became a strong supporter of Margaret Sanger, who was the era’s foremost champion of birth control” (“Helen Keller as Social Reformer." Gale Student Resources in Context). This shows that Helen is kind and genuine by…show more content…
She changed society for the better, and I learned a lot about her throughout my research. I learned more than just that she was blind and deaf. I learned how she was an unruly child. I also learned that she was an activist for more than just the disabled. I found that she continued staying friends with Anne after she learned to read and write. I also saw how influential she is to society. Helen Keller is a very influential in many ways. She overcame her childhood struggles, became a worldwide activist, and continues to inspire people even though she is no longer with us. Helen Keller is a hero to many, and is very inspiring to all. Through Helen's story, I realized that anyone can do anything they put their mind to. She has taught us all to respect everyone, and stay resilient through our struggles. She is truly a hero, and great influence on

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