In a video posted earlier this year, Tommy Edison, known as “TommyEdisonXP” on YouTube, took to the web to share concepts that he, as a person who is blind, finds difficult to understand. Through the video, Edison offers humorous perspectives on things like space, the horizon, and the sun, that many people with sight do not often consider.
Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.