Hi, my name is Holly. I am an interpreting student at Heriot Watt University in Scotland. I’ve been on work placement here in Derby for the last 3 months. As part of the placement, I was volunteering with Deafinitely one day a week. I provided general support in the office, such as communication and making phone calls. I also joined many of the online workshops. I found the range of topics covered really interesting. I feel this has helped develop my language skills, as well as my understanding of deaf women. When I arrived in Derby, I didn’t know anyone, and it was quite a stressful time with covid around. It was really lovely to feel part of an all-female space. I want to say a big thank you to all the staff at Deafinitely Women for your support and encouragement. Hopefully, we will meet again in the future. Thank you, Holly 😊.