"Do joyful things, and joy will be circulated like a fresh air."
~Monique Holt
The Light of Deaf Women
Publishing Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories from Visionaries, Artists, Founders and Entrepreneurs is to inspire YOU! This book strives to bring recognition to the Deaf community, especially Deaf Women; and their accomplishments. This book shares the inspirational stories of Visionaries, Artists, Founders and Entrepreneurs finding their calling, surviving their struggles and obstacles and ultimately celebrating their triumphs. The stories will ensure that the experiences will be shared from generation to generation, allowing young children, teens and adults to benefit from shared wisdom, advises and experiences of Deaf women role models. The most important goal is to produce a book that offers Deaf Women's her-story to be imprinted as part of Deaf history. The name of the book, "The Light of Deaf Women" represents the inner light, community love, authenticity and powerful divine feminism of every Deaf Women.
"Only you can create the healthy balance you need to fully participate in this thing called life."
~Marilyn J. Smith
We all, together, can spread the light & inspiration all over the world!
"If you have a dream of success, work for it."
~Patty Carter
Sofia Seitchik, the Creator
Hello! I am Sofia Seitchik, a Deaf Women Entrepreneur and founder of Global Deaf Women, now in its 9th year of operation. I grew up in Samarkand, Uzbekistan and St. Petersburg, Russia before I emigrated to New York City at the age of 16. Despite having no knowledge of English or American Sign Language when I arrived in the United States, I overcame these obstacles, becoming the successful woman I am today. I've had the pleasure of being a motivational speaker and a certified life / business transformation coach to multiple women communicating in American Sign Language. Women who are current or aspiring business owners turn to me and Global Deaf Women for life coaching and for resources in building their confidence, achieving their vision, and discovering their inner light. Over the past 9 years I've met and admired some amazing Deaf Women who are visionaries, artists, founders, and entrepreneurs. I was determined to gather their stories, to be recognized and published in a book, The Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories from Visionaries, Artists, Founders and Entrepreneurs.
"Talking has never been my thing. Doing is."
~Sheena McFeely