Hi! My name is Ida Mojahedi (name sign “I on the cheek). I’m a Filipina American. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I moved here in America when I was 13. I’m living in Los Angeles with my Deaf husband. We have two hearing sons and they are teenagers.
I work as a teacher for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. I’ve been working for 20 years. During my teaching years, I’ve seen Deaf and Hard of Hearing children having language deprivation. That gave me passion to teach and give them language. I want them to have full access to language. Also, I want to teach the children about values that will lead them to become better people in the future. They would become our leaders in our community.
I've been involved with the Southern California Asian Deaf Association (SCADA) for more than 5 years. Currently, I’m the president. Our mission is for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Asians to explore cultures and identity, to educate about our culture and to empower Deaf & Hard of Hearing Asians to be leaders to support people in the community. Today, we are facing difficult times. It is important for us to have support in the community and unity.