Browsing All posts tagged under »deaf identity«

Kate Rowley: Note to my doctor. I’m ‘alright’ and my son’s ‘alright’

April 9, 2016


At weekends, we publish some of our most popular blogs. Tell us your favourites by emailing I have just […]

Jennifer Stuessy: How do you wear your ‘Deaf’?

March 25, 2016


At weekends and bank holidays, we post some of our most popular blogs. Tell us yours by emailing It […]

Emily Howlett: Why playing myself in ‘Found’ was much tougher than acting

July 10, 2015


So, I’m guessing you will have seen ‘Found’ by now? The documentary directed by the Chicken’s very own Charlie Swinbourne, […]

Emily Howlett: Mindfulness and Deaf identity

March 11, 2015


I’ve been involved with a few things recently that have really got me thinking about me. Not in a me-me-me […]

Charlie Swinbourne: Don’t believe the Deaf community exists? Watch Grayson Perry discover our world on C4 tonight

November 5, 2014


Ever since I was a child, I’ve met people who seem incredulous at the idea that there might be a […]

Kim Webster: Between deaf and hearing identity: Trying to find out where I fit in

September 10, 2014


A friend asked me earlier this week, “What does being deaf mean to you?” Honestly? I replied with a series […]

Ask the Chicken: I don’t want to offend people who are more deaf than me. So what term should I use to describe myself?

January 6, 2014


In an uncertain world, there’s one person you can turn to for dependable advice: the limping chicken. Offering sensible tips […]

Cristina Hartmann: What it is like to be deaf from birth

January 3, 2014


Previously published on The Daily Beast and republished here by kind permission of Cristina Hartmann. In many ways, being born […]

The Question: Could you spot a deaf person in a crowded room? And is there such a thing as a ‘Deafdar’? (BSL)

November 11, 2013


I don’t know what it is about the Victoria line, but when I lived in London, I kept meeting deaf […]

John Walker: What disabled people are learning from taking a Deaf perspective

November 7, 2013


When I’m at work, it is my job to meet with people. I work in a University, which is made […]