My Top Stories from August & September

My five best-performing articles from the past two months Featured I am very excited to share that one of my articles was selected as a Staff Pick right here on Medium! This is particularly timely and important because I spent the entire summer camping (therefore not working, therefore not earning an income), so I’m working reallyContinue reading “My Top Stories from August & September”

My Hearing Loss Is Also My Gain

Deaf culture, Deaf pride, and Deaf gain I am excited to share that this article has been featured in An Injustice! publication for Deaf Awareness Month and was selected as an Editor’s Pick on Medium ! Montreal, circa 2000 “Use your voice when you talk to him,” a parent asks — no, directs me. I am at Deaf camp.Continue reading “My Hearing Loss Is Also My Gain”

Half-Assed Accessibility Is Insulting

Services and accommodations provided to the disabled should be on par with those provided to the general population Offering ways for disabled clients or customers to access one’s business or institution that are of significantly lower quality than that offered to the general population is unacceptable. You may have read my previous piece, This IsContinue reading “Half-Assed Accessibility Is Insulting”

This Is What Ableism Looks Like

A real-life example of what ableism and micro-aggressions look like in action Rather than one or two overt, obvious, significant incidents, those of us who are both marginalized and privileged often experience a multitude of micro-aggressions. These wear away at us until we lose our patience with society’s ableist crap, and then people wonder whyContinue reading “This Is What Ableism Looks Like”

Education Planning

A compilation of my articles specific to education planning for neurodivergent students and students needing accommodations or adaptations in the classroom. Is Your Child’s IEP Useless? Children’s needs must come first. They have the right to accommodations that put them on a level playing field. The goal is to support them to be successful. ManitobaContinue reading “Education Planning”

Everything is on a spectrum

Deafness, Gender, Autism… but today we’re talking about Deafness. It’s Deaf Awareness Month, so I wanted to share a few public service announcements to help you navigate your next encounter with a Deaf person. Obviously we’re not a homogenous group and individual experiences and preferences will vary. Learn sign language from a Deaf person. TheyContinue reading “Everything is on a spectrum”

Have Hearing Aid, Will Travel

Being hard of hearing during a pandemic was hard enough Have you ever watched The Amazing Race or a similar reality T.V. show where people travel across the world to somewhere they’ve never been? I’ve watched people, who are visitors in another country, petulantly screaming “doesn’t anyone here speak ENGLISH?!” No, Karen, because you’re notContinue reading “Have Hearing Aid, Will Travel”