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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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Ban on Sign Language, Article Misses the Point

This article in Washington Post makes me sick. It portrays Deaf as stupid, slowing down the judicial process, and undeserving of interpreters. It accuses the Deaf girl as “confused” and can’t remember. They had to “clarify a question that didn’t … Continue reading

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I Hate Lipreading

I read an article, “Seeing at the Speed of Sound,” by Rachel Kolb and these are my favorite quotes from it: “EVEN THE MOST skilled lipreaders in English, I have read, can discern an average of 30 percent of what … Continue reading

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Just Enough Hearing, Yet Not Enough

I have just enough hearing to barely get by in the hearing world, but not enough hearing to hear everything, yet just enough hearing to make people think I hear, but not enough hearing to really be a hearing person. … Continue reading

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How Hearies Can Help Deaf Feel Welcome

She really makes some great points about how the hearing can help make the Deaf feel more welcome in the hearing world. The sign for ‘hearing’ and ‘public’ are the same. It is the responsibility of the hearing to welcome … Continue reading

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Being Deaf Is My Goal

What is the goal? Freedom. How do I get it? besides recognizing I already have it? reframe. How do I know I’m free? decide. Being Deaf is my goal. Thats what freedom always meant. Money is part of it, but … Continue reading

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Deaf Job

I am not at that job anymore that I took one year ago. Partly because I want to be an entrepreneur, and partly because I am Deaf and they were unaccommodating. I thought they might be willing to work with … Continue reading

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Deaf Is Visual

Oralism is the greed and selfishness of parents and educators to communicate on their own terms, without regard for the child’s language. It preys on the fear of disconnect. It capitalizes on a lie that you can make your deaf … Continue reading

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I Choose Deaf!

Hard of Hearing is improper definition of category. It is too ambiguous. I choose Deaf because I will never be hearing. But what is H.O.H? Obviously, by implication, it is failure to hear thereby opening the door for the whole … Continue reading

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Is Sign Language Violent?

Sign Language. It is a linguistic right for ethnic culture of Deaf People (visually inclined/orientation/preference). Sociological epistemic violence occurs when a ‘post-hearing dependent,’ evolved human is subject to mechanical head implants to force audionic attention to dominant hearing culture by … Continue reading

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