20th Annual Allied Media Conference

Real People, Real Stories: Representation of Deaf Bodies, S. Crider, B. Bachleda; June 14 - 17, 2018

Presentation Summary: This workshop is an opportunity to spotlight NDC’s mission in action, through the work of the media team. NDC aims to elicit dialogues about representations of disabled bodies, language diversity, and give examples of how to showcase intersectional stories from real deaf people, without excluding them. Participants will work together to identify and deconstruct narratives about the deaf community and media representation. Together, participants will address about the myriad ways we, as a marginalized group, embrace, validate, and work together to change the representation of intersectional deaf and disabled lives and come up with solutions on how to create more inclusive and barrier-free environments for everyone to benefit from.



Beatrice Bachleda

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Beatrice Bachleda is a social media maven who strives to share the latest knowledge and developments from NDC with the deaf community. She believes that knowledge truly is power. The more education one has, then the stronger one becomes, the further one can go, and the better one can live one’s life. Moreover, every opportunity is an educational opportunity: life, work, interests, and of course, school. She has worked as a freelance writer for online and print publications, co-wrote an award-winning short film, and spends one long sleepless week a year running OYO Camp for Kids With Hearing Loss in Ohio. She is also a certified yoga instructor and will always give you tips on how to stretch your shoulders or relieve your back pain. She has a bachelor of arts in creative writing as well as society and environmental studies from The Ohio State University. Eventually, she hopes to earn a master's in either writing or humanities and the environment.