Brigitte Kobenan left her career as a business development officer in the financial industry to be a stay-at-home mom and care for her two children. She is an autism advocate, a speaker, and the founder of the Autism Community of Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of autism in Africa. Mrs. Kobenan was voted “Mrs. Congeniality World 2008” at the 2008 Mrs. World pageant in Kaliningrad, Russia.
Many books about the medical, scientific, psychological and social aspects of autism have been written. "Behind the Eye Shadow" is not one of them. This book is a poignant and thought-provoking narrative about a mother’s story on learning her son’s autism diagnosis.