Women’s History Month 2022 in the United States began on Tuesday, March 1 and ends on Thursday, March 31. Join us in by celebrating the contributions of the deaf women trailblazers and rising stars in various industries. #DeafHistoryMonth #WomensHistoryMonth2022 #DeafWomen #HerStory
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(Three posts with same background but different people and categories featured. Background: purple-pink-blue gradient. GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, and BGLAD logos on top right. On top right, “Deaf Women in (category)”. Circular shape with image inside and name tag and brief description.)
Image 1: Deaf Women in Education.(Image of Janette Durán-Aguirre, a brown skinned Mexican with curly hair smiling in a black hat with a black and white background.)President of California Educators of the Deaf (Cal-ED), Janette is also school counselor at Marlton School, the only day school for the Deaf in Los Angeles.
Image 2: Deaf Women in the Arts.(Image of Briana Johnson, a Black woman making ILY sign with one hand and wearing a brown velvet matching top and pants.)An Entrepreneur, Founder of Signdance ATL, Advocate, Choreographer, Rap Artist, Briana often teaches dance classes to deaf communities.
Image 3: Deaf Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Science (STEM).(Image of Johanna Lucht, a German woman smiling light gray/pink space background)First Deaf engineer to carry out an active role in a NASA control center during a crewed research flight, Johanna is a RD Avionic Systems Engineer at NASA.
Three posts with same background but different people and categories featured. Background: purple-pink-blue gradient background. GLAD, OCDEAF, CODIE, TCGLAD, and BGLAD logos on top right. On top right, “Deaf Women in (category)”. Circular shape with image inside and name tag and brief description.
Image 1: Deaf Women in Non-Profit.(Image of Belinda McCleese, a Black deaf woman with light skin and purple glasses, smiling with a tree in background.)
A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Belinda works as the Deaf Services Coordinator at Orange County Health Care Agency.
Image 2: Deaf Women in Social Justice. (Image of Haben Girma, an Eritrean American woman with long black hair in a ponytail, hands on a Braille keyboard device. She is wearing a navy blue sleeveless shirt with dark red background.)
The first DeafBlind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben is a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice and has written a memoir.
Image 3: Deaf Women in Entertainment. (Image of Julianna Fjeld, an older black-and-white image, where Julianna has curly hair and is looking at the camera.)
Actress and producer, known for producing ‘Love Is Never Silent’ and acting in ‘Goldengirl’ and ‘Dallas’. Julianna was also co-artistic director of the National Theatre of the Deaf.”
Image 1: Deaf Women in Entertainment(Image of Jade Bryan, a Black Deaf woman wearing a green cap and leather jacket, with her hand across her shoulder.)The first Black Deaf Woman to direct a documentary and TV series in the U.S. Jade is a Filmmaker, Writer, and Advocate for film & TV representation of Deaf communities of color. Jade is also the #DeafTalent Founder.
Image 2: Deaf Women in Non-Profit(Image of Elsie Stecker, a black-and-white image of a white woman with long curly hair, in front of a brick background.)The founder of ASLized, Elsie is also a Certified Deaf Interpreter with a focus on legal interpreting. She interprets for the White House Press.
Image 3: Deaf Women in Education(Image of Ida Hampton, an old black-and-white one. Ida, a Black woman, has short curly hair and is smiling with cat-eye shaped eyeglasses.)First Black Deaf Woman to graduate from Gallaudet with a Bachelor’s in Education in 1957, Ida was also part of the Multi-Handicapped Department in Florida and supported children with disabilities.
Image 1: Deaf Women in the Arts(Image of Youmee Lee, a Asian woman wearing black shirt with light spots, smiling directly to the camera with blurred background.)
Deaf Korean American Woman. Artist, Animator and Filmmaker. Youmee is one of the first members of Deaf Artist Residency Program at Anderson Center, Tower View, and she’s pursuing a MFA in Film and Animation.
Image 2: Deaf Women in Spirituality & Religion. (Image of Kori Bella, a Brown woman with long black wavy hair and a coral colored shirt in front of a brick background.)A Spiritual Intuitive Life Coach, and Spiritual Counsellor, Kori makes spirituality and mysticism as approachable and understandable as possible for the modern world through British Sign Language (BSL).
Image 3: Deaf Women in Government(Image of Brianne Burger, a white woman with shoulder-length curly brown hair, wearing a red blazer with black shirt underneath in front of a gray background.)Director of Special Education/Rehabilitation Services at U.S. Department of Education, Brianne is also the Advanced Learning Director at Deaf in Government (DIG).
Image 1: Deaf Women in Government(Image of Claudia L. Gordon, a young Black woman with short hair wearing a suit and a light blue background.)
First Black Deaf attorney to work at the White House in a prestigious position as the Public Engagement Advisor to the Disability Community.
Image 2: Deaf Women in Non-Profit(Image of Dr. Patricia Hughes, a black-and-white image of a white woman with short hair and a black shirt, smiling.)
CEO of GLAD, Deaf Advocate and Consultant. First deaf person to get PhD degree from Union Institute and MPA degree from Seattle University.
Image 3: Deaf Women in Entertainment(Image of Melissa Elmira Yingst, a brown skinned Latina wearing red lipstick and black shirt, pointing to the camera with a rainbow glittery background.)
Deaf Latinx Woman. Entrepreneur, Educator and Social Media Influencer. Melissa is also the founder and host of her talk show, ‘Melmira’.