Deaf Awareness Week

Happy Deaf Awareness Week! Below are articles I’ve published recently!!

How the Deaf Can Pursue a Career in Dental Hygiene

Tooth or Dare Podcast Feature

Listening/watching back, I forgot how much fun I had chatting with these sweet ladies. If you’re looking for some “beaming ear to ear” kind of story, then this is for you. All honest, raw, no excuses and the sky’s the limit coming from the heart of That Deaf Girl.

They were super kind enough to add captions to the podcast video so my DHH readers and I can watch or listen in. And guys, this is the kind of compassion we need in this world.

Forever honored and humbled by this fun opportunity.

Listen on Apple

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tooth-or-dare-podcast/id1441039535#episodeGuid=toothordare.podbean.com%2F7bc7651c-9cf9-595e-a102-ea735108e383

Listen on Spotify

Watch on IGTV with captions

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 instead of your weird voice?”

I was terrified of public speaking.

“Why do you wear a radio behind your ear?”

I would wear my hair down to hide my hearing aids in the halls.

I’ve been pushed, kicked, shouted, hair pulled to get my attention.

I was lost.

I was ashamed of my hearing aids.

I spent many years in speech therapy and used to think it was all for nothing.

BUT

They shaped me to be the person I am today.

They pushed me to be a better person.

Let it motivate you, let it break you down and take you to places you’ve never imagined before.

Take a bow on your past insecurities and stand ten feet tall.