Ever the optimist, Helen was known for always seeing the glass as half-full in spite of tough circumstances. This 1903 essay argues that progress requires positive thinking + happiness is based on social purpose.
Helen spent much of her later life raising funds for the American Foundation for the Blind and creating awareness for the deaf + blind. She made a great impact as an advocate all over the world ~ a preschool for blind + deaf children in Mysore, India was even named after her. In this picture, Helen is shown talking with reporters in India.