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Painting a picture of Deaf experiences with Nottingham artist Zoe Milner

Written by Cheryl Swan on

We recently caught up Deaf artist, Zoe Milner, to discuss the role that British Sign Language (BSL) has played in her life.

A fine art student, from Nottingham Trent University, has been breaking down barriers and raising Deaf awareness through her artwork. Zoe’s recent ‘I talk with my hands’ art exhibition, which shares her experiences growing up profoundly Deaf, has been taking the media by storm.

In our interview, we discuss:

  • What it was like growing up in a hearing family
  • Barriers that the Deaf community face
  • How communication barriers have shaped Zoe’s artwork
  • Deaf culture
  • Hopes for the future with Deaf inclusion
Zoe Milner sat wearing a green t-shirt and a cap on a sofa in HeX's office. Next to her is an image of a room full of her artwork stack against a wall.

Part 1: Painting a picture of Deaf experiences

Part 2: Barriers the Deaf community face

Part 3: Growing up in a hearing family and educational barriers

Part 4: Deaf culture and future hopes with inclusion

Follow Zoe’s journey and find out more about her artwork, by following her on Instagram.

We look forward to working with Zoe again later in the year.