Part 8: Role Models

27 January 2019

#SelfAdvocacySunday!  Tonight’s post is all about really awesome adults that are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  I tried to find some from a variety of occupations and places so young children can find someone with whom to connect.   Have a seat, and let’s get going!

You can be anyone you want! 

A counselor like the first deaf counselor in Rhode Island’s history: https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20190109/first-in-ri-counselor-of-year-is-deaf–video 

A Deaf (video game) streamer:  https://blastawaythegamereview.com/2018/12/27/interview-gavin-f1reb1ast-nutto/ 

A Deaf football player- Derrick Coleman: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2018/12/24/arizona-cardinal-derrick-coleman-erases-doubt-nfl-deaf-community/2397861002/?fbclid=IwAR25SyNKFu1YeKCAsDOsTOV5Fsb3tmLf90RA6m5T_Oyq6yJzeXFXZ8hT8Nc 

Photograph of rapper Sean Forbes wearing green mechanic clothing and holding jumper cables to his right ear.
Deaf Rapper Sean Forbes

A Deaf rapper, who plays with an orchestra!  https://www.npr.org/2018/12/15/677015825/at-a-special-show-three-deaf-musicians-want-you-to-hear-them-roar and one song https://youtu.be/cYEYwrJUa-I Jake Bass and Jeff Bass on Guitar, Luis Resto on Piano, Dame Evelyn Glennie on Percussion with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Dec 16, 2018