A story time for hearing and deaf readers!
Once Upon A Time is honored to host a story time with actress, motivational speaker, & ASL instructor Stephanie Nogueras for Deaf Awareness Month. Stephanie will present Just Ask! by Sonja Sotomayor with an ASL interpreter for both the hearing and deaf audience.
About Stephanie Nogueras:
Stephanie Nogueras, a vibrant and versatile actor hailing from a Puerto Rican background. Staring in roles as "Natalie Pierce" on Switched at Birth, "Elly" on Grimm, and "Isabel Rivi" on The Good Fight. When she's not gracing the screen, Stephanie finds solace in various passions, such as indulging in much-deserved sleep-ins, unleashing her creativity through dance, embarking on thrilling hikes, and finding gratitude in the simple joys of life. Her thirst for knowledge leads her to devour captivating books and her wanderlust takes her on exciting travels. Above all, Stephanie cherishes quality time with her loved ones and furry companions, treasuring every moment.
Beyond her acting career, Stephanie embraces her role as a mentor, dedicating her time to teaching American Sign Language and deaf culture to students and families. Her personal experiences growing up Deaf in a predominantly hearing Puerto Rican family fuel her passion for mentoring deaf children, instilling in them the strength, compassion, determination, independence, and empathy that define her own character.
As a testament to her immense talent, Stephanie's influence extends beyond the realm of acting. She has emerged as a prominent figure and role model, captivating the public eye with her commanding presence. Her inspiring journey resonates with individuals from diverse backgrounds, fostering a sense of empowerment among both the Deaf and hearing communities alike.
Photo credit: Krystof Litomisky