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Photos courtesy of Schantelle Alonzo. Edited by Micah Yason / WBEZ

Images courtesy of Schantelle Alonzo; Photo illustration Micah Yason/WBEZ

Photos courtesy of Schantelle Alonzo. Edited by Micah Yason / WBEZ

Images courtesy of Schantelle Alonzo; Photo illustration Micah Yason/WBEZ

Meet the Chicagoan telling deaf and immigrant stories through animation

Images courtesy of Schantelle Alonzo; Photo illustration Micah Yason/WBEZ

   

Schantelle Alonzo is the daughter of immigrants who left the Philippines for Chicago. She grew up in Albany Park and was born deaf in her left ear.

At a young age, she learned to embrace herself and her diverse background, and that’s exactly the message she wants to share through her work as an animator.

Reset sits down with the 21-year-old to learn more about her journey as an artist and animator and her work telling the stories of those in underrepresented communities like deaf people, immigrants and Asian and Filipino Americans.

GUEST: Schantelle Alonzo, animator, artist and student at the School of Visual Arts in New York City

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