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“When you’re deaf & slaying…” This Model is Inspiring us with her Positivity



Model Ayanna Michele shared a post on Instagram this evening and the post has gotten so many comments because of the positivity it carries.

In the post, the model and student talks about the fact that even though she completely lost her hearing abilities this year, she’s still ready to take on the world. She posted a photo which had the apt phrase “When you’re deaf and slaying…”

She posted:

I wasn’t born deaf. I was born hearing; although I don’t remember being able to hear at all. I’ve been having hearing problems since I was a child. My mother just thought I was mischievous and I didn’t like to listen. Until they found out I actually couldn’t hear. I ended up wearing a hearing aid in my left ear & remained completely deaf in my right ear. Ever since I was 6 years old. Regardless of my disability I’ve always excelled in school & amongst my peers. My doctors use to tell me… one day you’re gonna go completely deaf. I am in my 20’s now & I actually went completely deaf this year (2017). My doctor gave me an option; I could choose to go through a long process of surgery; which would give me an attempt to at least have a percentage of hearing or remain completely deaf. –
No, no need.
I’m gonna do my thing… the world will adjust OR not.

Ayanna, you’re doing amazing sweetie.

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  1. Dee

    August 18, 2017 at 7:58 am


    “No, no need. I’m gonna do my thing… the world will adjust OR not.”
    You are STRONG!

  2. Celebrity Gist

    August 18, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Inspiring ! I’m gonna have this on my blog and of course bellanaija as the source!

  3. Young Blood

    August 18, 2017 at 9:51 am

    So she had the option for corrective surgery and turned it down? Okay oh aunty slayer, the world is truly your oyster. There is something wrong with us black people

    • Abiola

      August 18, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      And this is exactly why she turned down the surgery. To shut people like you out. Sometimes you need to be deaf and not listen to what people have to say. She is amazing! She looks beautiful. She found strength in her weakness and that’s all that matters.

    • God is Good

      August 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Some of you that is why you are going through alot of troubles and you will seat down and ask God why, the oyster will fall on you in Jesus name amen

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