This is how I’d change the world

Scholarship Entrant: Amanda from Brawley, California
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Amanda: 15

Everyone has their own personal dreams; some big, others are smaller. Even the smallest dream can be a huge goal for the person trying to achieve it.

My dream is to give haircuts to deaf people. When you get your hair cut, the stylists love making conversation with you. But this is a lot harder when there is a gap in not only communication, but also language. The deaf are very “talkative” people and always have so much to say. I want the deaf community to be able to get a hair cut without the need of having a middleman interpret.

To get there, the most important piece to have is a cosmetology license. This is essential because you can’t cut hair in a salon, or even for freelance pay, without official training. Depending on dedication, completion can be done in under a year.

The other vital piece to make this dream a reality is knowledge in sign language. While I strive to have a degree in sign language, I’ll only need to know how to sign properly and fluently. Although I can currently hold basic conversation in sign language, I still have a lot to learn until I’ll be able to make this dream a reality.

It might not be big dream, but to me, there’s a whole community waiting to be outreached to, and I want to cater to them.

Vote for Amanda: 15

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