I come from Schleswig-Holstein and actively campaign for Deaf rights in my free time. I’m a member of a sign language community that supports the inclusion of sign language in the areas of sport, culture, and education. I’ve been supporting the DIALOG IM STILLEN® project for a while, as it is my wish for the hearing population to respond to the Deaf community with more openness and respect. I first worked as a guide in Rendsburg in 2007, and have now been in Hamburg since the opening of the exhibition.
What really motivates me at work is the fact that the guests are able to engage with body language and non-verbal communication and integrate what they have learned into their everyday language. It would be great if everyone could speak a bit of sign language, as it would improve and ease the social interactions between the deaf and the hearing.