How I Fight
I could tell you about myself, that I was born in Chicago to hearing parents and now have two children, but I don’t think that really tells you much about me. I’d rather tell you about how I fight. How I fight as a deaf black and Latina woman. This speech touches on a few principles of fighting, inspired by Thanh Nich Hahn’s How To Fight book: Show Up. Grieve. Share. Celebrate.
One of the most oft asked questions I get asked is “How did you do it?” I share my life story by sharing the big ideas of my journey: taking risks and making tons of mistakes, learning how to communicate, finding my community and…yes, coming from a place of love.
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The first deaf superhero doesn’t want to be the last.
Lauren Ridloff stars as Marvel’s first deaf superhero opposite Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjani and Salma Hayek in the upcoming Eternals. She’s also going into her second season as a series regular on one of TV’s most popular shows, The Walking Dead. Lauren was nominated for a Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Children of a Lesser God. She was called a “sensational find” by Ben Brantley of the NY Times and credited with a “blistering, knockout debut” by the Times’ Jesse Green. Ridloff has supporting roles in the upcoming indies The Magnificent Meyersons and Sound of Metal, after appearing in Todd Haynes’ Palme D’Or-nominated Cannes film, Wonderstruck. A former Miss Deaf America, Lauren is of African-American and Mexican descent. She resides with her husband and two sons in Brooklyn, NY.
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