I’m Meriah

I am a counselor,



disability (self) advocate

and plant nerd.


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  • How to Enable Live Captions in Google Chrome

    This is a resource post on Google Chrome live captions, what the chrome live captions are, what they look like, and how to enable them. I was stunned to discover that Google has just stepped up the accessibility game by introducing an awesome new feature in Chrome – Live Captions! This is pretty amazing, you…

  • Almost 50, Part 2

    This is a personal post that wraps up the first part, Almost 50 Listen to me read this by clicking the player below: Almost 50, Part 2: Details You know what bothers me about the post I just sent your way, “Almost 50”? It bothers me that I was talking about real things in a…

  • Our Kids with Down syndrome Are Not What We Expected!

    The Down syndrome community is tight. Oh, I know I’ve said this before. It’s tight and it can feel every bit as real as a bio family. A bunch of us were coming up with our babies at the same time. We were either pregnant with a baby with Down syndrome or we had newborns…

  • Almost 50

    I wanted this to be a personal post like hauʻoli makahiki hou – a year sum up – but in the end, the time to write it was as elusive as mercury. And so. This is mostly about time. Click the player below to listen to me read this. Time speeds up when we get older….

  • Scholarships for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Huge Guide

    This is a resource post with direct links to scholarships for deaf and hard of hearing students. It is clearly and easily organized, and includes general disability scholarships that are also open for us who are deaf or hard of hearing. Accessing higher education can be challenging. We all know that in and of itself,…

  • Get to Know Moebius Syndrome: The Rare Condition Affecting 1 in 50,000

    This is an awareness post, highlighting Moebius syndrome, a rare neurological condition. What is Moebius syndrome Moebius syndrome is a rare congenital (present at birth) neurological disorder that affects the facial muscles. It occurs in about 2 to 20 people per million births. 1 in 50,000 is the lower end of numbers. All ethnicities have…