Sorenson Communications concluded its first thought leadership series, titled "frame.influence," with a special interview with Lauren Ridloff, of Marvel's "Eternals" movie. The company is a leading provider of interpreting and Video Relay services.
"We are honored to highlight these Deaf leaders and learn from their distinct perspectives. Connecting people and supporting their relationships is at the heart of what we do, and we are delighted that Lauren shared her story in our first thought leadership series," said Sorenson CEO Jorge Rodriguez.
In the final interview of the series, Ridloff shares her journey about owning her narrative as a Deaf, Black, and Latina woman, and the shift in how Deafness is perceived. She recalls the moment she first saw her superhero character "Makkari" as a figurine: "To me that represented a huge step in seeing my Deafness as something to celebrate." Ridloff noted the positive change she sees following "Eternals" and what her role means for Deaf actors. "I'm thrilled to finally have that shown on a global scale," she said. "When people can see what a Deaf person can do, I hope that helps shift perceptions and attitudes."
Frame.influence explores the different ways personal frame - or perspective - is shaped and how it influences people, their lives, and how they see the world. Leading the Sorenson frame.influence interviews was Callie Frye, a disability rights advocate and Daily Moth reporter. In addition to Lauren Ridloff's interview, Frye sat down with Nikki Reineck, the CEO and founder of Sisters in Style, a successful clothing boutique, and Harmony Baniaga, a dancer who incorporates sign language into her performances.
If you would like to view the entire frame.influence series is available at www.sorenson.com/events/fall2021/.