The Definition of Deaf

Only one in a thousand are profoundly deaf before eighteen. Add that to the fact that deafhood is not worn on the sleeves makes it particularly unimposing on the lives of hearing. Yet it is a hearing society that has defined the deaf "what to do about them." Imagine living by an outsider's definition. Even … Continue reading The Definition of Deaf

Talk about Deafhood*

Not a lot of people know how I learned to talk. I don't mean to confuse you, there was nothing abnormal about my speech development. But that's exactly what's confusing. I say, "My parents are deaf," and the first insightful thought is how remarkable it must be that I learned to talk. So I found … Continue reading Talk about Deafhood*