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Kim Webster: How to get involved in Christmas family arguments when you’re deaf (and don’t know what’s being said)

January 2, 2015


Christmas time is a time for exchanging gifts, good food, an abundance of plastic and cardboard everywhere and cinnamon vodka. That’s the true spirit of Christmas. And of course, family get-togethers – which lead to Great Christmas Arguments. Those arguments that are the reason Great Aunt Maud can’t face coming to family parties any more, […]

Emily Howlett: What it’s like to be a deaf auntie

August 29, 2014


It’s one thing being a mother. It’s quite another being a deaf mother. And being a deaf auntie is a whole different ball game. At least when you are the parent of a brat, you are allowed to acknowledge that it is, indeed, a brat and decide how you will deal with it. You don’t […]

Kimberly Brown: The advantages of being a deaf parent to hearing children

August 13, 2014


I’ve written before about many of the challenges I face as a deaf parent raising three hearing children. Communication obviously is a challenging aspect, particularly in the years from infancy to childhood. Raising hearing children to speak properly and communicate well with their deaf parent(s) takes a bit of effort, and support from family members. […]

The Question: Should family sign language courses be expanded?

July 16, 2014


If there is one thing that learning sign language is known for, it is being expensive. To become a competent signer can cost many hundreds or thousands of pounds and the result of that is that families of deaf children, arguably those who may need it most, will not be able to afford to learn. […]

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: 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: Indian Deaf woman reunited with brother twelve years after boarding the wrong bus

March 7, 2013


The Daily Mail has reported on an incredible, heart-warming story about a Deaf woman who boarded the wrong bus twelve years ago, and as a result, lost her family until a police officer reunited them. Surely someone from Bollywood is snapping up the film rights? If not, they should be. Read on… Extract: The saga […]