I’m Meriah. I’m a teacher, an artist/photographer, cat lover, traveler, third culture kid (I grew up outside the US). I’m a trekkie nerd and movie junkie.

I also wake up at 5 every morning.

I write this blog to combine my love of teaching, my passion for disability rights, employment and stories with my photography.

I keep this space honest and real, and work to building bridges between the disability, deaf and parent communities – I am, after all, a deaf mom who has TBI, PTSD and bi-polar disorder. I also have a child with Down syndrome.

Click here to read the longer version of my life story

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6 thoughts on “Me”

  1. Hi Meriah! Have only just found your blog and loving it for the honest way you write and as a teacher, I am so impressed with your latest post and the way you have looked at both sides of the education coin regarding Moxie . I wish I could express myself half as well as you do. Looking forward to the next post while I gradually make my way through your archives!

  2. Amazing story. I’ll definitely be following along. If you get as far south as Colombia, please reach out. I’d love to meet. I’m in Bogota. Safe trip and have a great time!


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