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The biography of Shelley Beattie
Transcript of The biography of Shelley Beattie
. In 1998 and 1989, she held the national and world records for speed in a co-ed handcar team. In addition, she held a world record for bench pressing -- 315 pounds. By the time she was 22, she had became a professional bodybuilder. Before and After Shelley's time of fame What really brought Shelley to fame was her participation on the hit 90's T.V. show "American Gladiator" as "Siren". Being Siren gave her a lot of publicity with an article in "People's Magazine"; she was also on the cover of Deaf Life magazine July 1991 and again in December 1992 The Death of Shelley Beattie Shelley Beattie was an inspiration to the deaf community, overcoming her disability to become a professional bodybuilder, a television personality and a competitive sailor.“The only thing I can’t do is hear,” she used to say. While under a doctor’s care during a six-week stay at a psychiatric hospital for her bipolar disorder, she took her own life. Our opinions on deaf culture After learning about Shelley and her outstanding career
it was very interesting to learn about some one who fallowed her dreams and did not let her hear loss affect her from becoming one of the best bodybuilders of all time. me and my partner can only image all the criticism and discrimination she had to face for being deaf and a girl in the bodybuilding industry. She did not only inspire women all around the world to pursuit their dream but gave a good name to the deaf culture. sadly with her illness