Hearing Aid Insecurities: Overcoming it

Hearing Aid Insecurities: Overcoming it

We all have dealt with body image insecurities growing up. But there's another part of me that has been shaped by something else. I got called weirdo, a deaf-mute, foreigner, etc. “What’s wrong with your voice?” I used to have rocks and wood chips thrown at me during recess. “Why don’t you use sign language [...]

Being Deaf in a Hearing Family

Being Deaf in a Hearing Family

I was often seen as favored out of my brother and sister. I often read lips of important figures telling others my mother pays too much attention to me. But wait. The jealously is over a hard-working single mother who threw all of her support, love, life lessons, attention in to raising me to be [...]

That Mom With a Deaf Daughter

That Mom With a Deaf Daughter

That mom had no idea what she was in for. I was a pretty outgoing little baby with so much to offer until one day she realized I wasn't talking when I should be. I wasn't responding to that clap behind my back. Wait a minute? She's fine. She's just lazy... Remember when I talked [...]