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Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.

It was midterm week. I had papers, quizzes, exams. I was, of course, very stressed. On top of taking 16 credits I also work 18 hours a week (which may not seem like much to you, but meant that I had little to no free time). 1,211 more words

Deaf Travel Interview with Mr Luke Christian

Years ago, as a deaf person, I didn’t believe I could travel on my own around the world so I put everything off. I didn’t really have anyone to look up to giving me that confidence that, yes, you can travel on your own without any limits. 1,211 more words


Petition: Save Specialist Support for deaf children in the UK

Without specialist support for my deafness throughout my childhood, I think I would have been in a very bad position compared to where I am today. 195 more words


Living with an albino and deaf cat

Every pet owner says that their pets are special. In my case its actually true – both in a bad and in a good sense. Unfortunately, I don’t have the opportunity to prank my cat like an owner of a hearing cat would but on the bright side I don’t need to buy her a noisy toy. 802 more words


The Power of Encouragement

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

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ARC Review of The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais

Disclaimer: I received an eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Maya became deaf when she was 13 years old. For the past four years, she’s immersed herself into Deaf culture including going to the Pratt School for the Deaf. 375 more words

Book Review

Sounding Silence 2fer

Stuttered vibrations ambient cold, uncluttered by deafness constrained— devoid in the cavernous silence of space.


Imagine being born unable to hear your loving mum whisper, then talk using your hands. 6 more words