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*

Quit psychoanalyzing me

Four years ago I was in a bar talking with a newly licensed therapist. I told her I deeply resented psychologists and despised the thought of therapy. But when she asked me why, I didn't really have an answer. I got the sense she was getting at something obviously vulnerable in me, and defensively backed … Continue reading Quit psychoanalyzing me