Deaf Utopia: A Memoir--And a Love Letter to a Way of Life
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About the Author
Advocate, producer, actor, and model Nyle DiMarco has been breaking down barriers and winning over audiences since 2014, when he was a fan favorite on cycle 22 of America's Next Top Model and became the second male winner and first Deaf contestant on the series. The following year, partnered with Peta Murgatroyd, he took home the coveted mirror ball trophy on season 22 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Nyle's acting credits include roles on Difficult People, Switched at Birth, This Close, and Station 19 and he served as executive producer on the Netflix docuseries Deaf U. He is passionate in his work as founder of The Nyle DiMarco Foundation, which focuses on bilingual education and aims to improve access to accurate information about early language acquisition. He lives in Washington, DC.
A frequent writing collaborator of Nyle's, Robert Siebert is also the author of the story "Chocolate Chip," published in Deaf Lit Extravaganza, which was edited by celebrated DeafBlind poet John Lee Clark. Robert holds degrees from Gallaudet University and resides in Maryland with his fiancée and their two boys.