Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968)
After graduating from college, Keller settled in Wrentham, Massachusetts, and began to write. Although Sullivan decided to marry John Macy, she made a commitment to stay with her student always as her companion and teacher. Keller began to write articles about her blindness -- a taboo subject for women due to its frequent association with sexually transmitted diseases. The well-known editor, Edward W. Bok, took an interest in her writing and published her articles in "Ladies' Home Journal." Other magazines such as "The Century," "McClure's," and "Atlantic Monthly" soon followed. Over the next sixty years,Keller would write over fourteen books including "The World I Live In" (1908), "Out of the Dark" (1913), "Midstream" (1929), "Helen Keller's Journal" (1938), and "Teacher: Anne Sullivan Macy" (1955). Continue . . .