Haben Girma

Haben Girma is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. An Obama Champion of Change and Forbes 30 Under 30 winner, she is an activist lawyer, speaker and writer. 

Haben: “We can choose to make our communities accessible. It’s in our power to provide access for everyone. Those individuals who’ve had to move forward as pioneers are particularly well positioned to help their communities, whether it’s as a lawyer or as an advocate.”

Painted with delicate strokes, a head and shoulders portrait of a confident woman with long dark hair, a pearl necklace and blue dress.
Haben Girma by Ade Lewis, watercolor, 12 x 16 inches, 2019

IMAGE: Painted with delicate strokes, a head and shoulders portrait of a confident woman with long dark hair, a pearl necklace and blue dress. 

Ade Lewis often draws inspiration often derives from photographs of fashion models in magazines. From this, he has developed his own style and works with drawing and watercolor. He loves to interact with visitors and explain his ideas, his interest in fashion, and in drama, as a member of an ACT drama group. He is one of the youngest artists at Creativity Explored.