PHOTOS: American Deaf Author Awards Books to Victoria


About 20 Deaf students in school uniforms are holding Dr. Lissa's book in front of their school: The Salvation Army School for the Deaf (written in fingerspelled letters)

I mentioned a couple of months ago that Victoria was selected by Dr. Lissa Ramirez-Stapleton to receive 25 copies of their book about the Black Deaf Community!


Lissa, a Black Deaf woman sitting in front of a block wall, she has kinky long hair, a bright smile, nose ring, and is wearing a blue and green striped shirt.
Fun fact: Dr. Lissa is a fellow Semester at Sea alumna! She is also a leader in research and prison reform for Deaf inmates.

Victoria sent a thank you video to Lissa when she was selected. If you haven't seen it on our channel yet, take a moment to watch it. Victoria is simply beaming with enthusiasm!



And today, I received these photos from Victoria. Through an involved (and at times, arduous) journey, they have finally ARRIVED in Ghana and are in the hands of Victoria's students!


About 20 Deaf students in school uniforms are holding Dr. Lissa's book in front of their school: The Salvation Army School for the Deaf (written in fingerspelled letters)
Victoria is standing furthest to the right in a pink blouse.

Emmanuel (Victoria's mentor) wrote that, "the students are so excited to have gotten extra work books from one of their own Deaf writer. These expressions can be seen... They promised to put the books to good use. They expressed they sincere appreciation to you all."


Victoria Aggrey is in her classroom with students sitting at small desks, reading from the books, some with facemasks on. Victoria is in a pink blouse and grey skirt, leaning over to help one of her students. The classroom has pink walls, a couple of fans, a white board, and cement floors.

I am so excited for Victoria. What a beautiful Deaf world exchange. :)


And thank you, Dr. Lissa, for shipping these books to Victoria!


- Destiny



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