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“Far From the Tree”: The Deaf Chapter

Andrew Solomon wrote a book called “Far From the Tree” that was all the rage a couple of years ago. In it, he explores identity through analyzing multiple disabilities, along with homosexuality, children of rape, prodigies and transgendered people. It has taken me literally all this time to work my way through the deaf chapter. Whenever …

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2015: The Year of the Deaf Child

2015: The Year of the Deaf Child, guest post by Julie Rems Smario ******************** It hit me hard again… The Deaf child rarely tells the stories. If you search for stories about raising Deaf children, you will find stories of hearing mothers and fathers and grandparents of Deaf children. Their stories are focused on impairments, …

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Deaf Truthtelling

My friend Meredith is teaching a class over on Clickin’ Moms – check it out – it’s more than interesting; it’s fascinating. I don’t want to talk much about it since that would be giving it away and I think you should just sign up since it’s worth it – but the major thing she …

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8 Sites for Learning ASL Online

I am deaf and I don’t sign beyond a basic level. My interest in learning sign language was a long time coming. For years, trying to “pass”, I totally resisted it – in fact, I feel bad thinking back to all of the times people, once they learned that I’m deaf, started signing, they were sooooooooooo …

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Big, Juicy Post on the Evolution of the HEARING AID!

100 years ago, we had this: Or was it this?: Whatever, they were huge honkers! Then we got this: … which was right before we moved over to BEIGE: BEIGE has been one huge wet blanket on hearing hotness. The very fact that they are trying to “blend” sort of highlights that you think you …

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