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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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Why Diversity and Inclusion Means Nothing Without Accessibility

On left a group of people called "diversity and inclusion" excluding a person on left called "accessibility"

Diversity and inclusion has been a hot topic lately. Issues experienced by women and minority groups are often discussed at events and in media which is great. However, the largest minority is sadly rarely or never mentioned – it’s people with disabilities. They represent 1.3 BILLION people worldwide with $1 TRILLION of disposable income.

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