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erainaferguson Eraina Ferguson


Eraina Davis-Ferguson is a creative nonfiction writer currently penning a memoir about raising a daughter with autism and deafness. Her story was featured in “The New Haven Register” and “The New Haven Independent.” She holds a Bachelor of Arts, an M.Ed in Education and an MAR in Religion from Yale University.

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Why I Gave A TEDx Talk While Eight Months Pregnant

As the parent of a special needs child, my life has never been normal. Since walking out the hospital 19 years ago with my newborn, I knew my life would never be the same. I learned during my hospital stay that my daughter had severe to profound bilateral hearing loss. She was deaf. I made a pivotal decision that I would give her a good life despite our circumstances. As a single mother...

How These Bold Tanzanian Designers Are Diversifying Their Runway Models

On October 7th, at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, ILAVA: It Can Be Done held their first ever fashion show during LA Fashion week. “It was truly a dream come true to display our designs for a broader audience,” says Founder Rahel Mwitula Williams. As a social entrepreneur, she was born and raised in Tanzania, East Africa. She migrated to the USA with her family when she...

Why A Northern California Family Believes Their Son's Arrest Was 'Unfair And Disheartening'

On September 30, 2016, Kacey Holt, a 23-year-old from northern California, was arrested in Napa Valley, California on suspicion of attempted murder and arson charges.Prior to his arrest, Kacey’s mother, Patricia Holt, describes her son as an honor student athlete. “He was a Napa Valley College student with a promising future. He graduated from Moreau Catholic High School in...