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Life and Work with Joeline Chavez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joeline Chavez.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Hi! I began YouTube about four years ago as a Deaf beauty, lifestyle, vlogger and more! In 2011, I was looking for a How To makeup tutorials and really enjoyed watching these kind of videos all beauty-related content. In 2015, I set up a Google account and YouTube account and started posting videos here and there, until recently, I have stepped up my game and started posting more vlog videos as often as I can. I love filming and editing videos.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
In the beginning the only struggles I had, I was shy to post videos on my channel and feared friends would find out about it and tease me for vlogging in public or making sit down videos. It wasn’t popular back then as it is now in 2019. A lot of people are doing YouTube and some make a nice living from it too. I look back and wished I had faced my fears of not caring what people or friends thought of me back then. All I can tell you about starting a YouTube channel is to START NOW! Don’t wait for the right time! I have made some friends through the YouTube community. They live in the United States as well as in London and Canada. It’s been the best experience in the last two years.

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I make YouTube videos, I share videos on beauty, hauls, lifestyle and vlogs. I’m known as a fun, easy going Deaf YouTuber. I am self-taught on making YouTube videos. I use iMovie for video editing. I make my thumbnails for all of my videos, On all of my videos, I type my own closed caption, because I don’t want to leave anyone out! Having great organizational skills really helps when it comes to creating and editing my videos. One thing that sets me apart from others is I can talk, lip read and sign at the same time. I have enjoyed helping hearing people learn sign language. Some want to learn just a few basic words, while others want to learn a lot more. A few years ago, I started a deaf social where we would meet once a week just to catch up. But it was not just for the Deaf, we had hearing folks as well. Some of these were high school kids who were taking sign language in school and they would come to mingle for extra credit in school. Some were adults wanting to further sign language knowledge. Either way, it was a great time for all. I no longer run the social as it was becoming too much with everything else I have going on. I still attend some of the other socials around town when I can. I am shy, but also outgoing and bubbly, and really enjoy when women can be uplifting and support each other.

Who have you been inspired by?
My sister, Crystal Toureene, inspires me for being a hard worker. She is a college graduate, a full-time Mom of three children, she has her own business running a successful BMX track. She is a supermom! I admire her so much. I should tell her that more often!

My very good friend, Samantha Pacheco,  is working towards her certification as a Deaf Doula! She is going to start a Doula business after she’s done with her courses. She will be an amazing Deaf Doula!

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Image Credit:
Joeline Chavez, Samantha Pacheco

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