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The Hidden Language


This year, year 11 student An Dang was named the Victorian finalist for the Plain English Speaking Awards. In her speech, ‘The Hidden Language’, which celebrated Australia’s deaf community, she delivered a powerful call to practise the inclusivity we preach.

Following her own advice, she became the first person to perform at the awards in spoken word and Australian sign language. She’ll present her winning speech in a special presentation at Broadside. 



An Dang

An Dang is a young actor, contortionist and student with a desire to educate and provide a platform for those without a voice to be heard. An won the 2019 VCAA Plain English Speaking Award State Championship and continues to seek opportunities where she can learn and grow, working towards creating a... Read more


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