Here's to Chloe
We’ve talked about influencers before. People like the Kardashians, who only care about themselves. People who should really use their status and huge following to make a difference. To do something good. To be a good influence on the planet, not a negative and selfish one.
At LUC8K, we love real people with real human (and giraffe) stories. Real life stories of kindred spirits finding their true colors in life, whatever they may be. Stories of Sophie, our 16ft tall brand 'spokesgiraffe' and her globe-trotting adventures. We love inspiring stories of people who are passionate about sustainability and sacrifice everything, or little things, to make a difference to this chaotic, unstable yet beautiful planet of ours.
Which brings us to Chloe, a beautiful human being inside and out. She’s the striking model featured on our website and in our latest Instagram posts. Her story reflects the LUC8K bags she has had a lot of fun posing with. She is unique, a one-of-a kind, and she’s making a difference to the world every day.
This is her story, and we absolutely love her.
Chloe leads a captivating life defined by her role as a deaf translator. Her journey into the world of translation began with her mother, a pioneer who established a company focused on bridging communication gaps between the hearing and the deaf. What sets Chloe's story apart is not only her involvement in the dynamic field of translation but also the unique family dynamics that shape her experiences.
Chloe's immediate family is marked by a distinctive blend of hearing and deaf members. Both her parents, her mother and father, share the challenge of living in a world without sound. Yet, amazingly, Chloe and her brother, against the odds, can hear. This dichotomy sets the stage for a household where communication takes on diverse forms, blurring the lines between silence and sound. Chloe's initiation into language was through sign language, a skill she developed early on to engage with her parents.
What adds an unexpected layer to Chloe's story is the fact that her stepfather, initially born with the ability to hear, lost this sense due to an illness during infancy. This twist in the family tale is a reminder of the unpredictable nature of life, a theme that echoes throughout Chloe's experiences. Her three half-brothers, born into this intricate soundscape, share the deafness of their biological parents, creating a mosaic of hearing abilities within the family.
Growing up in a predominantly deaf household has granted Chloe a unique perspective on the auditory world. Despite the common assumption that silence pervades such environments, Chloe humorously remarks on the surprising noise generated by her deaf family members. In a delightful paradox, she observes that the deaf are blissfully unaware of their own volume, creating a boisterous atmosphere that defies conventional expectations.
One of the delightful ironies of Chloe's family life is her mother's love for music. Despite her inability to hear, Chloe's mother has found a way to indulge in the auditory pleasures of music through vibration headphones. This adaptation not only underscores the resilience of the human spirit but also exemplifies the creative solutions individuals find to overcome barriers in their lives.
Chloe's professional life as a deaf translator further adds layers to her narrative. Working with clients from diverse backgrounds, she finds herself navigating through a myriad of situations where her skills are indispensable. The nature of her job demands a constant state of readiness, as Chloe is on call seven days a week. The unpredictability stems from the fact that she never knows when a client might require her assistance.
In the realm of translation, Chloe serves as a crucial bridge between the hearing and the deaf, ensuring effective communication in various scenarios. Her commitment to being available around the clock reflects not only her dedication to her profession but also the recognition of the profound impact communication can have on people's lives.
Chloe's journey is a testament to the resilience of individuals navigating the intricacies of a world designed predominantly for the hearing. Her story unravels a tapestry of contrasts — the quietude of deafness juxtaposed against the vibrant tapestry of a family that revels in its own unique brand of noise. It is a reminder that diversity, whether in hearing abilities or family dynamics, enriches the human experience.
As Chloe continues to grace the LUC8K brand with her down to earth and positive outlook on life, her story serves as an inspiration, not just for those in the deaf community but for anyone navigating the complexities of life. It is a celebration of adaptability, creativity, and the power of effective communication in fostering connections that transcend the boundaries of sound. In Chloe's world, silence speaks volumes, and her journey resonates as a harmonious symphony of resilience and triumph. And she absolutely LOVES horses, nature, and her bespoke LUC8K Toke bags ;)
She’s an inspiration to us all. She never gives up trying to find a better way to make a difference, and neither will we. So, here’s to Chloe, and all those who live their own colors, and make their own LUC8K.
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