The Kelly Clarkson Show features Matt Maxey from DEAFinitely Dope

[Transcript] Matt Maxey, a deaf music performer with DEAFinitely Dope who used to work with Chance the Rapper, was featured in an interview with Kelly Clarkson on her show.

Clarkson opened her segment with recognizing September as “Deaf Awareness Month.” She did an interview with Cat Brewer, who is a teacher and creating a documentary film called “Sign the Show,” which is about ASL interpreters in concerts.

Maxey then came on the set and explained he started DEAFinitely Dope because he grew up being the only deaf student in school and didn’t know how to sign. He felt alone, but then met others who had similar experiences in college. So he started the organization to break barriers.

Both Brewer and Maxey explained that deaf people do enjoy music and going to concerts, but that there is a need for better access to interpreters. Brewer asked for donations to her GoFundMe to support the documentary. She has raised almost $20,000 out of a $50,000 goal.

You can watch the interview at the link in the transcript. For more information about “Sign the Show” and the link to the GoFundMe, go to the links in the transcript.


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