Holly studies History and Politics at The University of Stirling and is in her first year. Alongside this, Holly works at Tesco Express 3 times a week and volunteers with the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) on the Young Campaigners. Holly also participates in the Young Scot Mental Health Commission.
Which young Scot inspires you?
Other young deaf people inspire me every day, whether they use BSL or speak or use a combination. These young people (especially friends of mine) who don’t let their hearing affect them negatively work extra hard at everything to make sure they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
I love growing up in Scotland because it is such a beautiful and accepting country. No matter who you are, you are accepted.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
I’m proud of overcoming barriers in my deafness. I have done a lot of good things but overcoming things in life in spite of being deaf is what makes me proudest.
What would you most like to achieve in the future?
I would love to show everyone that it doesn’t matter if you have a disability or are different in any way, you can still do anything if you work hard!
What message would you like to give to other young people in Scotland?
Always do what you want and work hard. You can always achieve anything if you smash barriers and put your mind to it.
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