Ellen O'Hara knows what it's like to be perceived as different. She may look similar to the people around her, but because she is deaf O'Hara experiences the world in a different way.
Instead of looking at her differences in a negative light, the former Miss Deaf Utah queen celebrates them. "Different is good," she announced at the Persons with Disabilities Annual Awards Luncheon held Oct. 21.
Along with celebrating our differences, O'Hara believes it's important to develop unity by turning our focus to what we have in common as well.
Former Miss Deaf Utah Ellen O’Hara will serve as keynote speaker for the Persons with Disabilities Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 21.
She will share her experiences in 2003 to 2005 as an ambassador for the program.
Tickets are $11 for Club Hill members and $13 for non-members.
For more information contact David Decembly in Building 133 Room 4 or Alan Niederhauser in Building 1244.
"I realize my actions spoke louder than my words," said former Miss Deaf Utah Ellen O'Hara, about her time 2003-2005 as an ambassador for the program in a Miss Deaf Utah webpage.
The speaker, who will keynote the annual Persons With Disabilities Luncheon, mentions in her entry that her experiences representing the group increased her confidence and her sense of being able to contribute.