#DeafSuccess: Mona Thalheimer, signbite #2

Mar 22, 2022

“I work hard. I’m a fighter. Don’t give up.” Mona Thalheimer is a deaf fashion designer who believes that anything is possible when you don’t give up. Her outlook on life was shaped by her parents who supported and included her in events from a very young age. What motivates you to push towards your goals? #DeafSuccess

Full video description: https://tinyurl.com/2p9h4sz5

Video Description:

Mona, a woman with peach skin and red hair framing her face, sits in a darkened sitting room. Mona speaks English and also intersperses her speech with ASL signs and gestures.

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I go to trade shows. People will say, “Oh, I’m sorry. Oh, it’s nothing. But you speak so well. I love you.” They said, “You’re very talented, smart business woman.” I said, “No, not that.” But, I work hard. I’m fighter. Don’t give up.

I really thank my parents. Took me to parties, Sunday school and charity work. All the things – all different It’s amazing. I really thank my parents – it’s a big gift from my parents.

Video Description:

A man is ironing a white dress shirt. He speaks to Mona, who is standing, talking.

A teal circle animates on a white background. Banners appear with text: #DeafSuccess, Mona Thalheimer.

Subtitles available in English

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