Simon Herdman


Age: 30

Gender: Male

City/Town: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Why do you have a ‘Pride in BSL’?: I’m going to explain why I’m proud of BSL –  I acquired BSL from a very young age and  I’ve experienced a lot of barriers growing up, but I have been involved in a tremendous amount of amazing opportunities too.  I’m extremely lucky to be involved in, and have access to, a wide range of domains including TV, conferences, and camping, not only for the UK but worldwide events too, which has been amazing.  British Sign Language has provided me with the opportunity to meet remarkable people and positive role models from whom I’ve learnt so much, and continue to learn through sign language.

The best thing is that I found love through sign language.