Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Natasha Ofili

For the rest of 2020, Natasha Ofili is surrounding herself with greatness and those who see the greatness within her even when she doesn’t see it herself. That is the powerful words of Edmund Lee. 2020 started with Natasha starring as Eurydice in “Orphée,” a Deaf West spring production. Unfortunately, after opening night in March, the show was cancelled due to the pandemic. Black Lives Matter became the core movement of protesting against social injustice that led to a creative project, “Am I Next?”  which she both co-wrote and produced. This project is something she felt proud to work on to bring focus on the Black Deaf Community. In 2019, Natasha debuted in two TV series which are currently streaming: Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician” on Netflix as Principal Vaugh in 4 episodes and “Undone” on Amazon Prime as a Deaf Teacher. Natasha thanks her mother for teaching her how to be a positive driving force to achieve the impossible.  Her middle name, Ifeanyi, meaning “Nothing is Impossible,” fuels her drive to break down barriers for deaf & hard of hearing of color actors.

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