Terrylene is credited as being a poet, dancer (jazz, modern and ballet), mime, storyteller and speech reader.
Terrylene won the Christopher Reeve Scholarship in 1996.
Terrylene is the founder and president of the Deaf Arts Council.
In 1985, Terrylene graduated from Model Secondary School for the Deaf.
Terrylene is one of five children and all her family except the youngest child are deaf.
Terrylene: I always say there's nothing we can't do. If people say you can't do it, you know they're the ones who've listened to that. Follow your dreams.
Terrylene: Many deaf and hard of hearing women and children simply accept abuse as a way of life not realizing that it has a name, "abuse." They live in silence, not knowing that they have a choice in freedom.