“Normally [Austin] felt sorry for himself at these events, but today he thought of Charlie and realized this was a rare moment he had to experience the world — or rather, not experience it — the way most of his friends did at home.” — thoughts by Melanie Page, originally published at Grab the Lapels
Hope is optimism with a plan.
Last Friday was my first day volunteering at my local Friends of the Library book sale. The manager of the book sale is a lovely woman with experience working in community-based organizations. As a book lover myself, I was familiar with where everything is in the book sale because I’ve shopped there before! In fact,Continue reading “Volunteering”
“My ability to cope with my Deafness in the Hearing world is a powerful opiate for everyone around me.” — thoughts by Melanie Page, originally published at Grab the Lapels
Of course I couldn’t do it, of course he would do it, why would I think I could do it?
Here I am! The last day of Spring semester 2022, and my final project is to submit this website to my professor. I created eight videos, organized my certificates, crafted greetings in both ASL and English, and tried to make an overall pleasing experience for visitors. Now that I have more free time, I’ll addContinue reading “Last day of Interpreter Technology Class”
“Even with language, some deaf people never understand hearing. The idea to a person born deaf that meaning can be carried via sound is ludicrous.” — thoughts by Melanie Page, originally published at Grab the Lapels
“. . . my two front teeth were fangs because I’d whacked myself in the mouth with the vacuum cleaner handle I’d used as a bazooka during a game of war.” — thoughts by Melanie Page, originally published at Grab the Lapels
“I was largely writing for hearing readers, because it’s not immediately obvious that I’m deaf, and I wanted to explain to hearing people how hard I have to work to remain involved in the hearing world.” — interview between Jessica White and Melanie Page, originally published at Grab the Lapels
“…remember disability activist Stella Young, who coined the term ‘inspiration porn.’ People with disabilities aren’t put on earth to inspire other people; we’re just trying to get on with our day in a world that ins’t designed for us.” — Jessica White in Hearing Maud — thoughts by Melanie Page, originally published at Grab theContinue reading “Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice by Jessica White”