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The Secret Deafie: I’m the hearing daughter of Deaf parents. Here is my story

January 14, 2014


The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. This writer is not deaf, but was born to Deaf adults, and writes here about her experiences. I am a CODA. I have always been the responsible one in my family, despite being the youngest. I have always felt it my duty to […]

Emily Howlett’s Diary of a Deaf Mum: Who knew how NOISY wrapping Christmas presents was?

December 23, 2013


‘Tis the Christmas season! I don’t know if you’ve noticed…? In our house, we’ve managed to turn a blind eye to all the cards coming through the door, the constant festive adverts on the television and the fact that next-door’s wreath keeps blowing into the garden and being savaged by the dog. We are not […]

Emily Howlett’s Diary of a Deaf Mum: My response to baby’s Ten Commandments

September 6, 2013


My baby boy, you are so clever to have brought those previous Ten Commandments to my attention, through the open media of the Internet. Naturally, as laid out in the Tenth, I do agree with them all without reservation. I am sure that in the interest of fairness you won’t mind me replying, not with […]

Deaf News: NDCS appoints Reema Patel as the charity’s youngest ever trustee

May 3, 2013


The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has appointed an inspirational deaf young trustee to support its work breaking down barriers in education and everyday life for deaf children. Reema Patel, 25, who has previously written for Limping Chicken, will become the youngest trustee in the 69-year-long history of the leading deaf children’s charity, bringing public […]

Diary of a Deaf Mum: Where I’ve been for the last nine months

March 4, 2013


Well, this is awkward. It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? Pretty much exactly nine months since you and I sat down to chat like this. Of course, there’s a reason for that. A pretty big reason, who actually turned out to be rather small but with an impact larger than the meteorite they say […]

Ian Noon: The Stolen Futures campaign video and why the Government needs to step up

February 12, 2013


Well, yesterday was very exciting. The new campaign video for the National Deaf Children’s Society Stolen Futures campaign was released. It features actor Jim Carter (him off Downton Abbey, not the ex-peacenik-President) and my heroine Dame Evelyn Glennie (her banging the drums at the Olympics). And Jim then appeared on Lorraine this morning to tell […]

The Secret Deafie: “I want to hear more, Mummy.” The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make

October 22, 2012


The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. Today’s Deafie tells us about a life-changing decision she had to make. We were so happy when our baby boy was born. Even though we are both deaf, it didn’t cross our mind that he could be deaf, we were just so […]