Amazingly, Helen used a braille typewriter to prepare her manuscripts, then transferred them to a regular typewriter.
Helen's political ideology became clear in the years following her graduation from Radcliffe. It was while she was enrolled that Anne Sullivan met John Macy, a prominent socialist of the times. Anne and John were married in 1905. Helen lived with the Macys in Wrentham, Massachusetts. During the years with the Macys Helen was introduced to John's views on socialism. In 1909 she became a member of the Socialist Party of Massachusetts.