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WIN a signed copy of Jennifer Pastiloff’s ‘On Being Human’

On Being Human
HearingLikeMe is partnering with author, yoga teacher, and all-around inspirational individual, Jennifer Pastiloff, to giveaway three signed copies of her new book, “On Being Human.”

“On Being Human” is “an inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff’s years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how hearing loss taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life full of wild happiness,” according to Amazon.com.

Pastiloff’s writes about her hearing loss journey, which is relatable for many people within the HearingLikeMe community.

“As a hard of hearing individual navigating Los Angeles, I felt as if I was reading parts of my own life story while reading Jen’s book,” says HearingLikeMe writer Ashley Derrington. “She didn’t hold back on anything, and that was particularly refreshing. A must-read for anyone trying to understand themselves better.”

Read more: Book review: ‘On Being Human’ by Jen Pastiloff

How to enter the contest

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WIN a Signed Copy!! 🙌 "How many times had people judged me because they thought I simply was not listening when really I had an invisible disability? How many times had I judged someone in the past? I promised myself to not shame anyone for looking around too much and "not being present" when in reality they might be deaf. I vowed to have compassion. Empathy." – @JenPastiloff, “On Being Human” We are teaming up with @jenpastiloff to give away 3 signed copies of her memoir, “On Being Human, a memoir of waking up, living real and listening hard. Here’s how you can win a signed copy of her book! 1. Share one way that you plan to show empathy toward others with hearing loss or compassion toward yourself and your hearing loss in 2020. 💚 2. Follow @jenpastiloff and @hearinglikeme_ AND tag both accounts in your photo. 3. Use #hearinglikeme in your caption. Winners will be chosen on Monday, February 3 and will be notified via direct message. #hearinglikeme #onbeinghuman

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Now you can have a chance to win and read a signed copy of Pastiloff’s book!

The contest was inspired by a quote from the pages of “On Being Human.”

“How many times had people judged me because they thought I simply was not listening when really I had an invisible disability? How many times had I judged someone in the past? I promised myself to not shame anyone for looking around too much and “not being present” when in reality they might be deaf. I vowed to have compassion. Empathy.” (pg. 155, “On Being Human”)

As a community, we hope to see more empathy and compassion towards hearing loss this year. A way we can do this is by sharing our own experiences to teach others about what it is like to live with hearing loss.

Here’s how you can join the contest:

1. Post a picture on Instagram and share one way that you plan to show empathy toward others with hearing loss or compassion toward yourself and your hearing loss in 2020 in the caption.

2. Follow @jenpastiloff and @hearinglikeme_ AND tag both accounts in your photo.

3. Use #hearinglikeme in your caption.

Participants must be US residents in order to be eligible to win the contest.

Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, February 3 and will be notified via direct message on Instagram.

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The HearingLikeMe editorial team includes Jill von Bueren, Kirsten Brackett and Lisa Goldstein.
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The HearingLikeMe editorial team includes Jill von Bueren, Kirsten Brackett and Lisa Goldstein.