Be yourself, love yourself and know that you're NOT ALONE.
My name is Yiana Pandelis, I am a deaf actress who was diagnosed with hearing loss at the age of 2.
I am so excited to be a part of this campaign, Loud Shirt Day to support children with hearing loss. It’s an opportunity for people to gather together and share their stories and support each other along each and every one of our journeys to know that we are not alone.
I want the world to know that no hearing loss is a hindrance to any dream you may have.
I was born wanting to be an actress and I continue to follow my dreams succeeding beyond what I ever imagined and constantly surprise myself with what I am capable of. I want to set an example and be a voice to anyone out there who needs it. I want people to know that even with a hearing loss and being different, can give a different insight into the world and that is a beautiful gift.