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Itto Outini in a black dress, black sandals, and red lipstick, sitting in gray chair

Itto Outini

Itto Outini is a Fulbright Scholar, Steinbeck Fellow, MacDowell Fellow (2024), journalist, public speaker, Co-Founder & Editor in Chief at The DateKeepers, founder of Fulbrighters with Disabilities, and author of the memoir Blindness is the Light of My Life. 

Mekiya Outini in a blue button-down and black pants, seated in a black booth at a table

Mekiya Outini

Mekiya Outini is an award-winning author, editor, essayist, novelist, MacDowell Fellow (2024), Co-Founder & Managing Editor at The DateKeepers, co-author of Blindness is the Light of My Life, inveterate knitter, and self-styled gourmet bean chef.

Mekiya and Itto together in New York

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