Transcript: S5E2 Kellina Powell.docx
Description: In this episode of Some Stutter Luh! we welcome Kellina Powell, a writer, professional coach and advocate specializing in mental health and empowerment for young adults with disabilities. Kellina shares her journey and lived experiences as a hard of hearing individual. She became a coach to empower young adults with disabilities, especially in the deaf community. So, be all ears to DEAF QUEEN BOSS who believes that we must live life to the fullest!
Notes: Kellina Powell is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities, particularly in the deaf community. She became a professional coach and advocate specializing in mental health and empowerment for young adults with disabilities due to her personal experiences and a desire to make a difference.
Kellina believes communication is about being flexible in order to really understand a person’s voice. In her book "Every Day I Am Just Deaf: Life in a Hearing World with Deaf Queen Boss," Kellina shares her daily experiences as a deaf individual in a hearing world. The book discusses various aspects of her life, including relationships, mental health, and the challenges of communication. It aims to raise awareness and promote understanding of the deaf community's challenges and abilities.
As a professional coach and advocate specializing in mental health and empowerment, she can provide valuable support to individuals in the stuttering community. She can assist them in building self-esteem, improving mental health, enhancing employment opportunities, and boosting overall quality of life. Kellina uses techniques like role-playing and goal setting to help clients gradually become more comfortable with communication, including phone calls.
At the end of the interview, Kellina emphasizes the need for better support systems and government policies to assist people with disabilities and mental health concerns. She also encourages people to live life to the fullest, let go of negativity, and have fun.
Kellina's book is available here: https://www.indigo.ca/en-ca/everyday-i-am-just-deaf-life-in-a-hearing-world-with-deaf-queen-boss/9781778112102.html
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