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Jakarta Post

Hearing beyond limitations

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 8 2018   /  02:50 am

Family affair: 18-year-old Gwendolyn Muljono (center) poses for a photograph with her mother San C. Wirakusuma (left) and father Johnwei Muljono (right) in their apartment. ‘Miracles do exist,’ say the parents of Gwendolyn Muljono, who have eventually been able to help their daughter, born with congenital hearing loss, acquire language skills successfully after years of hard work.Words & Photos Sebastian Partogi When you listen to the first 40 seconds of Gwendolyn ‘Gwen’ Muljono’s TEDx presentation called The Gift of Imperfection, you would be impressed by the 18-year-old student’s articulate explanation of a painting she created called Best of Both Worlds. The painting features the same female figure torn in two: between the colorful smiling face on the right hand side of the picture and the somber face, washed in black and white, on the left hand side of the pict...