“Deaf Utopia” with Nyle DiMarco

This episode, Judy interviews model, actor, producer, and advocate, Nyle DiMarco. Judy and Nyle chat about his journey from studying to become a math teacher, to winning America’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars, to creating his own production company. They also discuss his recently released memoir, Deaf Utopia.

Follow Nyle DiMarco on Instagram and Twitter @nyledimarco

Purchase Deaf Utopia: A Memoir and a Love Letter to a Way of Life" here: https://www.harpercollins.com/pages/DeafUtopia

The podcast version of this interview is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on my website: https://judithheumann.com/deaf-utopia-with-nyle-dimarco/

About Nyle DiMarco: 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. He founded The Nyle DiMarco Foundation, which focuses on bilingual education and aims to improve access to accurate information about early language acquisition. He is the executive producer of the Netflix reality show, Deaf U, and the Oscar-nominated short documentary, Audible. He recently released his memoir, "Deaf Utopia: A Memoir and a Love Letter to a Way of Life."

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Judy Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people. She served as the first Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State from 2010 – 2017 under the Obama Administration. Recently, Judy has been building "The Heumann Perspective" as a podcast and accessible YouTube channel to broaden and spur discussions on the intersectionality of disability.

More Judy:
Watch Netflix Documentary "Crip Camp" for free here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFS8S…
"Being Heumann" Book: https://www.indiebound.org/book/97808​…
Comedy Central segment: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/2p86bg/​…
TedTalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABFpT​…

Intro music by Lachi: https://www.lachimusic.com/index.html
Outro music by Gaelynn Lea: https://violinscratches.com/


Originally published as "Deaf Utopia" with Nyle DiMarco at Judy Heumann

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