I’m Meriah

I am a counselor,



disability (self) advocate

and plant nerd.


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  • The Disability Organizations Doing the Best Work These Days

    This is a list of the best disability organizations – that is, organizations doing great work with disability. It is updated from an original 2018 list. This is a handy list to have for Giving Tuesday, or if you want to connect with a great organization for an internship, do research on what leaders in…

  • If You Get Listening Fatigue, This is What to Do

    This is a post with tips for those of us who experience hearing – or listening fatigue I’m sure it’s happened to many of you – I know it’s happened with me. You need to understand something that someone is saying. You struggle to pull together all the cues: what you pick up through all…

  • A List of Great Books with Deaf Characters

    These are some great books that have deaf characters or are about Deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL) or deaf identity. These books are helpful in better understanding deaf culture, ways of life, challenges, struggles, triumphs… and some historical perspectives. Authenticity is Growing… As you can see from the list above, there are a growing…

  • Deaf Made Gifts: Support Deaf Businesses!

    This is a compilation of things that deaf people have made, and purchasing them will help support businesses in our community – and nearly all of the businesses are also women-led. Please note that I’m using “deaf” here for the sake of ease, but by “deaf” I am including Deaf, deaf, Hard of Hearing and…

  • Year of the Tiger, by Alice Wong: A Review

    This is a review of the book, “Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life,” by Alice Wong. You can listen to me read this post by clicking the player below this, or on my podcast on Spotify or iTunes. Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life Sometimes I feel like any memoir written even a…

  • FaceTime Has Captions! Here’s How to Enable Them

    This is a post on the new FaceTime captions, and a brief tutorial on how to turn on them on. Captions are the text in a video that relay what is being said. I am deaf and I lipread, so they are very helpful in supplementing what I miss, either through what I hear (with…