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Jasmin Taylor

Profile image of Jasmin Taylor I grew up in Central Otago and moved to Dunedin 15 years ago to take up a job in the Bindery at Dunedin Public Libraries. I’m Deaf. During the past few years I’ve been learning more New Zealand Sign Language and getting involved in the local Deaf community.

I’m proud of plucking up the courage to apply for the Be. Leadership programme. I wanted to do it because I’m President of Otago Deaf Society and I’m on other committees, including the Otago Association for Deaf Children and Disability Information Service, and want to be more effective in these roles.

I’m passionate about advocating for access and encouraging diversity of representation in our communities, at local, regional and national levels.

When I’m not fixing books or advocating, I enjoy keeping up with my family (loving being an Aunty), am keen on reading and I’ve recently earned my blue belt in karate.