Deaf Women of Color

DWC Founders

Who are the Founders?


Thuan Nguyen-Lakrik


Experience about DWC: My experience with DWC is outstanding! I found friendship and sisterhood among Deaf women of color, and it's a beautiful thing to have when you're confronting issues with your sisters in unity. 

Advice for Deaf Woman of Color(s): Please do! You'll be surrounded by wonderful, warm ladies who will fight for you and you'll gain so much through a membership with the DWC. 

Interesting Fact: I once was a backpacking traveler-I went backpacking in Europe and Southeast Asia. That was long before I met my husband and having our kids.

Photo: A smiling woman, with dark tan skin, brown eyes, and long black hair piled up into a knot on top of her hair, is standing outside in a garden. She is wearing a black off-the-shoulder shirt with yellow and white patterns on the front of the shirt and a blue denim skirt. On her feet, she is wearing black?shoes. In the background is trees, grass, and a sunshine. She is standing on white cement pavement






Quote: “Do everything to the best of your ability, and then the your ability to do things well, becomes greater and greater.”  

~ Wisdom Master Maticintin



Washington D.C., African American

Experience about DWC: My lifelong learning as a Deaf Woman of Color

Interesting Fact: Proud of having five grandkids- A best joy moment!!

Image Description: African American woman wearing a pair of black glasses with pink sleeveless top and brown necklace smiling




Mexican - I was born in Cd. Juarez, Mexico

Experience with DWC: Meeting many beautiful Deaf of Women and listening/viewing their experiences are my greatest inspiration

Advice for any DWC:  BE YOURSELF! 

Interesting Fact: World traveler

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