London, Surrey United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 19, 2006 -- LOOK AT ME coffee table book educates and inspires
âDeaf people can do anything but hearâ. This is one of many inspirational and insightful messages featured in a unique and beautifully designed Deaf Awareness coffee table book newly released by renowned international Deaf advocate Lisa Mills.
LOOK AT ME features short universal messages about deafness, deaf people, Deaf Community and Deaf Culture. On each page is a striking image of Deaf and mainstream Indian Culture, taken while Lisa was delivering a successful Arts and Culture for Development project throughout South India.
âMy book is for everyone: young or old, people with and without deaf family, friends or acquaintances,â said LOOK AT ME author Lisa Mills.
The delightful Deaf Awareness book, which is the only one of its kind, aims for readers to gain a positive insight into the world of deaf people. As a bonus, the book is a visual treat and has been designed to be very reader-friendly so everyone may learn about deafness.
âKnowledge leads to understanding which in turn encourages better communication between deaf and hearing people. As such deaf people are empowered to lead more fulfilling lives,â Lisa said.
Deaf since birth and fluent in both spoken English and British Sign Language, Lisa Mills is a highly renowned visual theatre director for deaf and hearing youth in the UK and for deaf youth in developing countries such as Africa and India. She is also a trainer in Deaf Awareness, Sign Language and nonverbal communication for community and corporate groups.
LOOK AT ME is best placed on the coffee table to share with family, friends, colleagues and customers. Enjoy!
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âLOOK AT ME â¦ is a visually impressive and informative work ... Reminding the reader that deaf people possess the same capabilities for success as anybody else. Although not vast in volume, the work is significant in content.â April 19th 2006
âThis is a book which will be of interest to a wide audience - adults and children. The high quality photos will immediately engage anyone who picks up the book, while the short texts will encourage everyone to think about the messages.â October 9th 2006
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Lisa Mills, Artistic Director / Founder of Honeybee Creations & Honeybee Theatre, is an International Theatre Director / Workshop Leader and Deaf Arts Consultant. She graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama. After working with the Australian Theatre of the Deaf Company as an actor she progressed to become a well-known theatre director / workshop leader for deaf and hearing youth in England during 2000 â 2005. In 2004, Lisa completed a 1-year contract for Arts Council England as a Deaf Arts Consultant, which involved increasing awareness of Deaf issues and promoting the work of Deaf Artists to regularly funded mainstream arts venues. As well, she delivered a successful Arts and Culture for Development project for the British Council throughout South India.
Lisa has enjoyed changing misconceptions about Deaf Arts, Deaf Culture and increasing Deaf Awareness amongst hearing communities in the United Kingdom and abroad.
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