Australia, meet Mandy Dolejsi.
While Australia heard the news that 61.6 per cent of Australians had voted ‘Yes’ for marriage equality, she stood by the side of Australian Bureau of Statistics chief statistician David Kalisch, relaying the information to the country’s deaf community.
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) November 14, 2017
But a former student of Mandy’s – who works as a professional Auslan interpreter for The Deaf Society and is a firm supporter of marriage equality – has revealed that her emotions may have got the better of her as she signed.
Mandy taught me Auslan as well.
She is definitely easy to understand, though her emotions got the better of her a couple of times today. A few more ‘unforced errors’ than usual for Mandy. Understandably. #MarriageEquality #Auslan #auspol https://t.co/MR4FEdVZ31
— Matthew Toohey (@TooheyMatthew) November 15, 2017
“Her emotions got the better of her a couple of times today,” Matthew Toohey shared.