Merry Christmas!

This is the Wikimedia Commons 2021 Picture of the Year — a depiction of Saint John Church of Sohrol, a fifth- or sixth-century Armenian Catholic church in Sohrol, Shabestar, Iran.

Illustration (cc) by Farzin Izaddoust dar

A Nigerian journalism student and disability-rights activist examines DeafBlindness

Last semester I had the honor of working as a mentor to a Nigerian journalism student, Oluwabukolami Omolara Badmus, as part of the Disability Justice Project.

Bukola, as she is known, is a 33-year-old disability-rights activist and feminist based in Lagos. She is the financial secretary and Lagos state coordinator for the Lionheart Ability Leaders International Foundation (LALIF). Badmus also teaches at a public high school.

For her final project, Badmus produced a short documentary about DeafBlindness. Please have a look.

The Disability Justice Project is run by my Northeastern colleague Jody Santos. Back in the day, we were colleagues at the Phoenix; Jody worked for the Providence edition and I was based in Boston.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year’s Day, everyone! I hope 2022 brings you good health, friendship and joy.