The Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories

Created by Sofia Seitchik

The Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories from Visionaries, Artists, Founders, and Entrepreneurs is a book aimed to motivate all kinds of people to go after their dreams, channel their own inner artist, take that leap to found an organization, or even to start their own business. Everyone needs to feel connected, that one story to find relatable and to be inspired to take that next big step; Global Deaf Women created this book to share 80+ stories of all sorts Deaf Women who are of all ethnic background, different nationalities, different types of profession and industries, and of diverse identities. The women are from all over the United States alongside with a photo captured by Deaf photographers.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Exciting Update!
23 days ago – Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 07:21:59 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! We are excited to announce that the book is finally publishing. We will receive books in the month of December. We will send you a form to update your shipping address by next week. Check out vlog to see the book sample and beautiful cover book design. 💜🙏🏻

Update #11 from September 7 (Post from Facebook on Global Deaf Women Page)
about 2 months ago – Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 10:33:13 PM

This video vlog was created on September 7th, 2018 and posted on Facebook Global Deaf Women Post.  Posting here in the case if you have not seen the announcement on the social media.  

Transcript for non-signers of this video that posted on September 7th: 

Hello!  How was your summer?  Hope the summer has been good to you!  I realized that last time I posted the video announcement about the Light of Deaf Women book project on June 24, and now its September 7th.  How did time go so fast?! Unbelievable!  I apologize for not communicating with you for the whole summer about the book progress.   What did I do the entire summer?  What is update with the book? I am going through challenged time with the book.   When we received a second sample book, that has been an improvement but still going through back and forth which is still in process.  We have not submitted the third test to see how it book came out. We have not said YES to the final to our satisfaction of the book quality.  It has not been easy for me; it has a roller coaster of emotions ups and downs, sometimes faced some self-doubts.  I am not asking you for pity me; I am sharing with you what I am going through with this project.   Some projects are easy, some projects take the time that requires authenticity and from the heart to bring the best quality of work.  Same times I feel a lot of pressures from the community who are waiting for the book.  I am very aware of this situation which has not been easy on me.   Now, what I have been up to in the whole summer.  I have not been on social media very much; I have been focused on myself after returning from the world traveling of seven months.  Been taking care of children for homeschooling.  

I have a big announcement to share with you that we decided to move to Maryland in Germantown.  For the whole summer, we have been looking for a home and found one to settle down by two weeks ago.  I have been busy unpacking and settling in a new home, and also continued working on this book.  You will see me more often on social media, being back to my business, and be available as a life and business coaching. I will be more visible on events, and also be able to host events on down road.  I am very excited to be back and for the book launch soon.  I am asking you for your love and light on this journey I have been enduring.  The book will be out soon.  Lastly, I would like to say, Happy Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish New Year! I wish you a beautiful year that filled sweets, happiness, and abundance.  Continue to spread Your Light to this world! Namaste! 

New Update on this book project, addendum: The third sample book has been submitted and should receive within 5-10 business days. Crossing fingers to look good on the sample book then officially we will able to publish the book. I pray that we all receive books right before the holiday in November, that is my primary goal! Stay Tuned!

Update #9 The Light of Deaf Women Book Project
6 months ago – Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 05:12:20 PM

Hello!  Video transcript for non-signers.  

Hello!  Hope the summer has been great to you! I would like to share the updated vlog of this the book project, "The Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories from Visionaries, Artists, Founders, and Entrepreneurs."  We have been working on second book edition and submitted to get published to test the book, and we waited for almost three weeks to get the book.  The book looks so much better and improved, but some looks did come off and not calibrated well. Darn it!  Now working on the third edition to make it perfect, hopefully, submit this weekend or on Monday.  I have the feeling that the third time is the charm that workes out well with calibration. Wow, it took a lot of persistence, patience, and love!  Let you know; we will have the booth to promote the book at NAD Conference in Connecticut.  Come and stop by to check it out the book, and some of you might want to buy the book as well.  Crossing fingers, hopefully, the book will arrive on time right before NAD Conference to share with you. Thank you for your stay with us and continue spreading the Light around the world! 

Update #8 Progress of The Light of Deaf Women Book Project
10 months ago – Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 05:05:15 PM

Dear Backers!

I trust all is well with you!  It's good to be home again. Here's the update #8 of my video sharing my experience and journey of the book! 

Video Transcript for non-signers: 

Hello all! Now, I am back to the USA! We have been traveling for 7 months in Europe, Asia, India, Middle East and North Africa. Wow, I am very grateful for the rich experiences we all had with my family.

While I was traveling, I worked hard with the team on the book project to make it happen with stories, layout, and cover design of the book. When the sample book arrived, my team sent the pictures of a sample book via texts, for me to see what it looks like, I was excited, but it was not the same feeling, just seeing the pictures of the book until I got home to finally get it in my hand. It is a WONDERFUL goosebumps feeling in my heart to hold this book. It was amazing feeling that the team and community made it happen to have a book into reality! Much gratitude!

Now, here is the update to share the news. I was in communication with the book publisher to point out some issues with pictures in the book, the calibration and the quality of color printing did not come out well. It doesn't seem to have the right calibration and proper set up to do the mass printing.  The book publisher in return, want us to do certain steps to modify the pictures.

After I discussed with my designers and the team what the publisher wants, it was unanimously agreed that we have to find another publisher to meet our expectations in order to work with the book’s calibrations to make it aligned. So we have to wait a bit longer to get this done. You will be informed as soon as we get the right publisher.

Secondly, some of you followed up with me regarding the survey I mentioned earlier. The survey is from the backerkit of the Kickstarter (which we all raised funds to get the book published), the survey will be sent to you, when the book is officially finalized and released. The purpose of the survey is to make sure you have a correct email and mailing address or may need to update in order to receive the book or e-book. The e-book is also available for the order.

Thirdly, for those who have not ordered book or want to get one via Kickstarter, you can o pre-order the book or e-book on our website www.globaldeafwomen.com.

If any of you want to invite me to be a guest speaker to lead a workshop at school, organization or university to share about the book project, and pick out an inspiring story from this book. Also, an opportunity to buy book on the premise and get signature on your new book! I also offer the workshops for secondary schools for the youth programs and students, who would want me to be their inspiration speaker. I can discuss and share the simple and basic skills and success tools to make their dreams come true. Well, that is it! Stay tuned to keep an eye out. Thank you for your support!

Once we receive more details with the book progress, we'll share it in the next post. Stay tuned and thank you! #thelightofdeafwomen #globaldeafwomen

BackerKit surveys are coming!
10 months ago – Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 07:19:48 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.