Gabriela Brimmer got a Google doodle. Who was she?
Gabriela Brimmer was a Mexican activist and writer who fought for the rights of people with disabilities. Google chose to dedicate its doodle to Gabriela Brimmer in honor of her work.
Google dedicated today's doodle to Gabriela Brimmer, who would have been 75 years old on September 12. But who was this important Mexican writer and activist? Gabriela Brimmer was a person with cerebral palsy. Throughout her life, she made important contributions to books and movies that were true to her life.
Gabriel Brimmer, Disability Rights Activist
Gabriela Raquel Brimmer Dlugacz, better known as Gabriela Brimmer, was born on September 12, 1947, in Mexico City. However, she was of Jewish descent, and her parents traveled to Mexico to seek refuge during Nazi persecution; she died in January 2000. He was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, a muscular disorder that affects a person's movement, muscle tone, and posture.
Gabriela Brimmer could only move her left leg and foot, so she turned those parts of her body into her means of communication with the world, as well as a way of expressing her art, as she used to write passages on her typewriter. In 1971, she studied sociology and journalism at the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Elena Poniatowska helped Brimmer publish her first book
In 1979, Elena Poniatowska helped Gabriela Brimmer publish her first book called "Gaby", an autobiography of the Mexican activist. Throughout her life, Gabriela Brimmer wrote a total of three books, which accurately described her life, and worked with producers to make the films "Gaby" and "True Story," which won Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. She made important contributions to books and movies that showed her life as a person with cerebral palsy in a unique way. This gave people with disabilities more opportunities.
Gabriela Brimmer founded an association for people with disabilities
Gabriela Brimmer founded the Association for the Rights of People with Motor Disabilities in 1989 to provide counseling, medical, and psychological services to people with disabilities. She participated in many organizations advocating for the rights of people with disabilities and accessibility. In 2016, the Gaby Brimmer National Center for Rehabilitation and Educational Integration was created in honor of the Mexican activist who passed away in 2000.