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Day 1 - But Not Really...Murphy's Law

This might be the first post of this blog, day 1 if you like, but it’s not really day 1 of my life or my journey of course.  834 more words

I'm Being Deafly Serious

Background information for anyone who’s wondering. I’ve officially been ‘deaf’ for 3 years, finding out after a heinous employer was becoming increasingly frustrated with me for not hearing her.   995 more words

Daily Listening Checks: How to Check What Your Baby is Hearing

What is a listening check and why should I do it? 

A listening check is a simple exercise to help you make sure your baby is hearing and noticing the speech sounds you say to them.   610 more words


You're going deaf- The quirky ginger story.


I grew up in the Deaf community. My grandparents are deaf, my mother and sister are both hard of hearing, so I learned sign language before I learned to talk. 354 more words

Love And Life

Do Your Homework: on writing marginalized characters

Whenever I pick up a book that has a character with hearing loss, unless I know the author is either #ownvoices or has actual knowledge of my disability/culture, I proceed very cautiously. 667 more words


Silent Language

Dancing hands

Moving lips

A conversation

With no sound

Seeing words

Listening eyes

Different diction

With no sound

Learning patterns

Feeling beats

Always dancing

With no sound


Better Communication, Better Science

Dr. Gladys Alexandre, left, and REU participant Reena Barnajeet.

In 2015, researcher Dr. Gladys Alexandre learned something valuable: the addition of Reena Barnajeet, a hard of hearing student, to her lab improved the communication skills of everyone in the group. 523 more words