I was born Deaf in a hearing family. Growing up, I was mostly mainstreamed with hearing adults. I know that people can’t tell that I’m Deaf by looking at me unless they spot my pink cochlear implant speech processors on both of my ears—which I call “Pink Ears.” I didn’t find my own Deaf identity until I met Deaf adults at Gallaudet University during Youth Scholars Program at Gallaudet University with other Deaf kids. I started to realize that it is OK to be loud. It is OK to have the famous Deaf accent that my speech therapists spent years getting rid of. It is OK to take off my cochlear implants when I want a world of silence. I grew up mostly in the hearing community as I was mostly mainstreamed during my schooling. I also have a hearing twin sister. However, when I’m around others like myself, I realized it is O.K. to be me and it is O.K. to be you. It is cool to be different. It is cool to stand out from the crowd. Diversity makes the world a more interesting place to admire and learn from. I learned that my deafness can be my “superpowers” rather than just a flaw. I learned that I need to speak out for myself and reach out to others. Also, I learned that you are your own hero. Deaf people can do anything but hear, and we need to keep on fighting to be seen.