Dance teachers rejected Lin Ching Lan because they thought if she couldn’t hear the music, she wouldn’t be able to move to the beat.
Their prejudice gave this deaf woman power, and she tackled their assumptions with steady grace and lightness that belied her steely core.
This is the inspiring story of the founder of Taiwan’s first hearing-impaired dance troupe and Miss Deaf Asia 2015.
Not content for others to speak for her, she made her voice heard. And in doing so became the perfect example that limits is what you place upon yourself, not what society places on you.