Social Impact Heroes: How Author Dr Justine Green Is Helping To Promote More Empathy & Inclusion For People With Disabilities
Every hardship or speed bump on your journey, whether it’s having a disability, not knowing what your college major should be, or getting rejected from a publisher, add up to make you who you are. If it weren’t for my disabilities, I may not have known of my passion for inclusion, achieved my level of education, and become an advocate for others with disabilities.
Making A Difference
Now, Dr. Green – principal of Tamim Academy of Boca Raton, an elementary school that’s part of Chabad Central Boca Raton – is sharing her story with others in her children’s book, “Completely Me,” a coming-of-age journey told from her unique perspective.
Interview with Author Justine Green On Her New Children’s Book “Completely Me”
Celebrating our differences is what makes us all so special. However, this can be challenging for children who have these things pointed out by others who can express their misunderstanding of differences through cruel words or actions.
Educator and mom of two’s first book based on her own life and disability
Dr. Justine Green entered the world fighting an obstacle that would define her life’s course. She was born with two conditions: Atresia and Microtia. These conditions rendered her deaf in her left ear, and, after multiple reconstructive surgeries, her ear lays flat on her head giving the appearance of missing an ear.