Today’s episode features two Deaf and disabled media makers on YouTube: Rikki Poynter and Annie Segarra. Rikki and Annie talk about the creative process and work behind creating accessible videos, finding community on YouTube, their activism, and more.
Annie’s Tumblr: http://annieelainey.tumblr.com/
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Rikki’s website: http://www.rikkipoynter.com/
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Rikki Poynter is a 26-year-old deaf YouTuber, public speaker, and activist living in Charlotte, North Carolina. She talks about deaf awareness, accessibility (mainly closed captions), mental health, child abuse, feminism, and more. When she’s not talking about social issues, she’s talking about fun things like Pokemon and Sailor Moon.
Annie Segarra (aka Annie Elainey) is a Content Creator, YouTuber, Writer, Actor/Singer, Speaker, and Activist. She runs a YouTube channel called “Annie Elainey” where she produces predominantly first-person video content on a variety of topics; sharing her personal narrative as well as creative content such as music, poetry, and short films. She writes for a blog and maintains other social media under the same name.
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Sarika D. Mehta, Audio Producer
Alice Wong, Writer, Producer, Interviewer
Cheryl Green, Text Transcript
Lateef McLeod, Introduction
Mike Mort, Artwork
Theme Music (used with permission of artist)
Song: “Dance Off”
Artist: Wheelchair Sports Camp
“Frisco Nights” by Lobo Loco (under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License)
“Slow Casino” by Blue Dot Sessions (under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License)