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Who Is The Minority?

reversing who the minority is to prove how accommodation should be taken seriously #wheelchairs #Deaf #ADA Post by Engelleri Kaldır Hareketi.

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Questionnaire of My Deafness and How I Define Myself Within Deaf Culture

I was interviewed by Virginia Parker and here is the transcript: Hi, My name is Ginny and I am hard of hearing. I grew up in Spokane and was mainstreamed in the public schools. My education was supported with speech … Continue reading

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Deaf Identity Theft

Identity is paramount. Me not knowing I was Deaf, my Deaf Identity, was the cause of all my problems. So why did I suffer this epistemic violence? Why did I not have access to my history, my language, my people? … Continue reading

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Handshape Dictionary

Handshape dictionary is like visually watching a skateboarding trick to learn it, based on categories like ollie and grind. Some other ASL dictionaries, however, are categorized based on English alphabet translation order. Thats like trying to learn skateboarding backwards, by … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Against Deaf

It is not a hearing loss, or hearing impairment, or hard-of-hearing, it is a Variation of Deafness. By reframing the semantics and epistemological approach to the discourse, we can change the hegemony of ruling elite who profit from current taxonomy … Continue reading

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Is ASL Limiting?

An article in NYT Science Times 12.4.12 refers to ASL as ‘limiting.’ It states the notion of deaf students difficulty to ‘keep pace’ with hearing classmates during lectures. It implies the benevolence of hearing people who hold the power because … Continue reading

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Let Thy deaf Be Deaf

I penetrated into hearing society twice today, neither of which, for me, were idealized versions of desired unfoldment. Outcome was fine, but not without fraughtful bespokeness. Indeed confusion. Because I’m Deaf? Although I think I heard the words spoken by … Continue reading

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Gallaudet Deaf Mecca

Gallaudet is the mecca, the shrine, the religious temple for Deaf in America, no? I owe it to myself. But I’m willing to do something else better if the Universe opens door. I’m grateful for everything today, now… but I … Continue reading

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Deaf Poem

Heartburn, gotta unlearn the way, I eat. abundance let go. go, with the flow trust and allow, disavow squeeze and release. the time. Its time to walk away. quiet. Let me be. done talking. tired of listening all the noise … Continue reading

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Angry Deaf Man

Yes, Im frustrated. Living a lie. Acting hearing when Im not. Conditioned and mainstreamed to identify as something I’ll never be. Only to appease the dominant culture of Audist population. They judged me as being HOH and decided to pull … Continue reading

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