Monthly Archives: June 2016

Deaf Crows and individualism: Which is it?

Sarah Mauldin (2016) a researcher on the cochlear implant culture which recruits mothers as “therapeutic workers” toward the development  of auditory training, speech training and oral English language in their own deaf children, notes that most successful cases of cochlear implants appear among the white, highly educated middle class strata of our society.  According to […]

Grief, accountability and getting out of the way

As anyone knows,  grief is not enough to kickstart us into a new life.  If grief is genuine,  then there must be a serious accounting for one’s wrongs,  mistakes,  and egoistic stance in dealing with SCALDed DHH children and youth. Growing up in the mainstream means that I have been colonized into the hearing world. […]

Acknowledging Complicity: The First Step

I have a strong auditory memory of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.  I used to go into ecstasy over Eric Clapton’s riffs and mulled for many years over these lines: I don’t know how you were diverted You were perverted too I don’t know how you were inverted No one alerted you. No one alerted […]