Monthly Archives: January 2017

Colonized by association

I once listened with fascination to a non-disabled, hearing person in one of my doctoral studies courses describe how she was marginalized when she took over a high ranking executive position within a large school board.  Her portfolio was Student Support Services.  She described how her high ranking peers neglected her efforts, dismissed her concerns, […]

On the willows there, we hung up our lives: Deaf diasporas

I have been writing, reading and thinking a lot about deaf diasporas.  Definitely not for the faint of heart.  Diaspora is more commonly associated with the Jewish exile to Babylon,  where they hung up their lyres on willows and had to come up with songs to appease their captors.  Deaf people have their diasporas scattered […]