Bethany Robinson: They see me as a vulnerable person because of my Deafness.

As a Deaf, queer, non-binary person Bethany Robinson opens up about the need for accessible spaces and how our society is not designed for Deaf people, or for people with differences, which leads to a sense of exclusion and isolation. Not only that, but the way Deaf people are represented in the media is harmful and limiting, always represented as weak or a victim, someone to be helped or saved. Growing up, Bethany fought against those stereotypes and put on a tough persona to survive. Here they share their story of how they're unpacking those layers, getting to know themself and embracing their vulnerability as the strength that it is.