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Why I Relate to Queen Victoria as a Deaf Woman

Svetlana standing in Kensington Gardens in front of Victoria statue and Kensington Palace.

I had heard a lot about Queen Victoria, but didn’t know much about her life until after I took a tour at Kensington Palace during my London visit last year and then started watching “Victoria”, the British TV series. Being a history geek, I got really fascinated by her story. Although the queen lived a couple centuries before me, I saw a lot of myself in her when listening to her story that impacted me in many ways and was as relevant as those of modern women.

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Wonder Woman Through The Eyes of a Deaf Woman

A mug with Wonder Woman and a hand in front holding a tea tag saying: You are unlimited.

I had no deaf role models when growing up, so Wonder Woman was among the few role models – real and fictional, living and dead – that I looked up to. There are other female super heroines like Super Girl, Catwoman, and others, but for some reasons Wonder Woman unconsciously has had such a powerful hold on me and has been my favorite female superhero.

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