On Thursday 17th June, Decibels Honorary Vice President Sannah Gulamani was featured in the BBC’s “The Essay” - a series of compelling and important films telling five different experiences of what it is like to be deaf in 21st-century Britain. Sannah communicates about what belonging means, the landscape of the deaf community and the importance of recognising & acknowledging multiple identities and oppressions. Please click below to watch via iPlayer, with BSL and subtitles.

Since the age of 5, Sannah has always had a passion for music and has continued this love through her comitted involvement at Mary Hare Grammar School and the University of Wolverhampton, where her principal instrument was the flute. Sannah has performed at grand venues and amongst famous musicians and has been involved in several projects highlighting the need for accessible music for the deaf; Will Young at BBC Children in Need, CBSO Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ project, Globe Theatre in Blackpool, Queens Golden Jubilee in Berkshire, and Liverpool’s Deaf Arts Day. Her compositions have also been well received with Barclays Global Investors, RAWdance, and Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre Company; to name but a few!