What You Can Hire Rikki For:
Rikki has been traveling the country for the last few years mainly talking about deaf and mental health awareness, but she is also able to talk about disability (chronic pain and fatigue), accessibility, and child abuse.
Rikki’s disabilities are deafness, chronic pain, and fatigue. Since 2014, Rikki has been filming and writing about living life as a mainstreamed deaf kid trying to find her way to finding a deaf community after years of isolation, and learning American Sign Language. She talks about the basics of deafness and how to interact with deaf people. In recent years, she has been experiencing chronic pain and fatigue and has been educating people by talking about how it affects her everyday life, from everyday house duties to traveling.
Since 2015, Rikki has been taking the Internet by storm talking about the lack of accessibility on the Internet and in the offline world. She became known for her advocacy involving properly done captions on YouTube videos. She is able to provide intel at panels and create workshops on how and why to caption, and what you should be doing with your games, business, and more.
Child Abuse Awareness
Rikki is a survivor of child abuse. She has shared many videos and articles sharing her story in hopes that others will not feel alone.
Videos Of Rikki’s Speaking Engagements
From Mainstream To In-between | University of Greensboro
At the University of Greensboro, Rikki talks about her life growing up with hearing loss. She talks about when she was first diagnosed with hearing loss, finding other deaf people and language, and using her platform to raise awareness about being in the middle.
Discovering Myself As A Deaf Person And Becoming An Activist | University of Iowa
At the University of Iowa, Rikki talks about her life growing up as a deaf person who would eventually use a platform to advocate for people like herself and for accessibility on the Internet.
Lights, Camera, Caption! - VidCon 2015 Deaf Workshop
Rikki starts off her first ever VidCon visit with the first workshop run by a deaf creator. At this engagement, Rikki teaches people the importance of captions and the easiest way to make them.