Freelance Writer. ASL Teacher. Disability Advocate. Deafblind. Snarky.
Holiday Gift Guide for Deaf People - It's Not What You Think
Know a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person and would like to get them a holiday gift? Sometimes our best intentions have the wrong impact. You give something that a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person will either find useless, insulting, or repetitive.
The Deaf Role in Movies
The movie "Sound of Metal" was released on Amazon Prime in November 2020. It's about a heavy-metal drummer who loses his hearing and is struggling with drug addiction recovery. The movie shows the emotional rollercoaster of losing hearing, struggling to want it back (and getting Cochlear Implants), and learning American Sign Language (ASL).
Chris finished her fourth Zoom session teaching sign language. She thought to herself “Gah, my eyes are hurting, I need a break”. She decided to head to the local park to unwind and relax. Putting on her coat and cloth mask and grabbing her white cane, she headed out her apartment’s door.