Barb Burdick raised as Deaf transgender in Vancouver BC. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information System at Gallaudet University in Washington DC. She has been discriminated and oppressed by hearing society even though she stands up for what she believes and learned how to protect herself. She filed human rights against Starbucks for not providing interpreters in meetings and evaluation meetings and won the settlement. Most hearing people who don’t know about Deaf people tend to assume the myths rather than facts. For example, people thought I could read lips and don’t need interpreters, but that’s kind of a stereotype.