For many, she will need no introduction, for others we are delighted to introduce Kathleen Hankinson as not only NUBSLI’s first retired member but also our 400th member.
Kathleen asked about joining NUBSLI having spoken to some of our members and wanting to find a way to support other interpreters.
As a CODA (child of Deaf adult), Kathleen has been in the Deaf community all her life. She began interpreting when she retired from her main career as an office manager in the 1980s. Whilst most people look forward to slowing down and a quiet retirement, Kathleen began training for her second career as a BSL/English interpreter. She was heavily involved in Bromley Chain and interpreting for her local church services for many years. Kathleen only stopped work in her early 80s(!) and remains committed to the profession.
Welcome Kathleen and thank you for your support!
Watch our interview with Kathleen, below. Press the ‘cc’ for subtitles.
Are you an interpreter or translator and would like to join NUBSLI? Find out how to join and add your support for NUBSLI – standing up for interpreters; standing with the Deaf community.