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I Am Partially Deaf and I Write to Be Heard

Why can’t the abled world fit into our world?



exoticthoughtfulgood listenerMysterious, flighty, reserved, distracted

whole world

But unlike the birthmark, which disappeared, fading after a few years, my hearing difference is with me for life.

women with disabilitiesdomestic violence

me passed over for jobsabled employeesexperiencing abuse

Richard III, A Christmas Carol, A Separate Peace, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Geek Love, Of Mice and Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest . . .

A Separate Peace,Of Mice and MenTo Kill a Mockingbird

Me Without You, Wonder, Midsommar. Midsommar


Is it true Deaf people are often late?

That’s going to be beautifulThat’s such an important story.

My story, like ASL, is a language I am still trying to master, to make sense of and re-claim after it has been told by so many people who were not me.

to survive and thrive

You would never know