History of Deaf-initely women
The idea to set up Deaf-initely Women all started during a birthday meal. Ten deaf friends were celebrating being deaf women as well as discussing the problems that they encountered in their daily lives. They acknowledged how fortunate they were to have each other for emotional support which gave them so much strength in their daily lives. They began to realise that other deaf and hard of hearing women need this support too and started to create an organisation that could help.
Awards for All provided the funding for our “Connecting Deaf Women across Derbyshire” project. The numbers of deaf and hard of hearing women joining Deaf-initely Women from all parts of Derbyshire has increased. The idea has grown, bringing together deaf and hard of hearing women who may have felt isolated, to support each other.