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Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Helen Keller

This is a friendly reminder that, although most of society pretends that Helen Keller was perpetually an “inspiring” deaf and blind 8 year old with an awesome teacher, it’s important to remember that she isn’t just some “feel good” story to inspire grade school children.

Yes, she became deaf and blind as a child. She learned to read, and sign, and write. She went to college, took multiple foreign languages, got a degree.

She became a radical socialist, women’s rights activist, birth-control supporter, suffragette, labor rights activist who wrote her own auto-biography as well as many other books and papers about her political causes. 

Helen Keller was a bad ass. 

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