Close Up 1: Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq

Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq discusses her work in the arts and supporting Deaf women from ethnic minorities.

Chat show. Close Up is the BSL Zone's four-part series of in-depth interviews with well-known Deaf people. In this episode, Tessa Padden interviews Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq about her remarkable life, including working to support Deaf women from ethnic minorities. She also  explains what led her to be a successful artist, her education (including having four degrees) and about her work as an art psychotherapist. Produced by Bob Duncan and Dawn Marshall at Becoming Visible.

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  • Wow I really enjoyed this! It great to see what Rubbena done so far in her life! stay blessed always 
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  • i was born deaf partially hearing and deaf wear two hearing aids . i went to exeter and then went to ovingdean hall school. i knew a young girl who come from india i do not know if this is you. i use to sit next to this girl at brighton school she always feel poorly . i just happen to ask if this person was you. deaf is small world it would be interesting for d eaf and hearing to mix it takes alot of patience to understand. hope to hear from you soon. yours sincerely miss cowan
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  • really enjoyed this interview thank you
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  • I thought the programme was very good, really interesting and inspiring.
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  • Now, I have watched all Close Up. What I find interesting among the deaf crusaders are married to a hearing spouse.

    I wonder why?

    Maybe a programme on hearing-deaf marriage.

    The programme will explore how hearing spouse find an attraction in deaf spouse? How deaf and hearing spouses make their marriage work due to cultural and language difference? What are their secret to a happy and successful marriage?
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  • The interview chat with Rubbena has inspired my Deaf student to attend university, thank you!
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  • Lovely interview Interesting lady.
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  • What a courageous women indeed!
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  • Great and inspiration she is.

    Also Sarla Meisuria set up first Asian Deaf Women's Association - she is an inspiration too,

    Looking forward more...
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  • A well constructed and informative interview, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
    This is the type of programme which will benefit and encourage deaf people that anything I'd possible.
    I look forward to watching the rest of the series.
    And good luck to Rubbena in continuing her work. As well as to Tessa for excellent interviewing skills.
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