“If you could, would you ever change being hearing impaired?” I wrap my hands around my coffee and raise the cup to my lips. The bitter liquid warms my throat. I open my mouth. “Not a chance.” The above excerpt is one of the last lines of my book, Hearing Differently. That answer is still … Continue reading What if I was born without hearing loss?
Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope that everyone is taking advantage of the discount chocolate and candies being sold in stores right now. This past Valentine’s Day had me thinking a little about my relationships – with friends, family, colleagues and of course, romantic relationships. My first serious relationship was when I was 21, and … Continue reading I Stayed in a Toxic Relationship Because of my Hearing Loss
At 25 years old, I’ve had my fair share of getting to know complete strangers, whether it’s through school, work or social settings. I’m at a time in my life where I’m constantly meeting new people and as a result, I became a lot more comfortable with disclosing my hearing loss. One thing I’ve always … Continue reading Being Mindful About Hearing Loss
I decided to write my intentions for 2020. Some of these concern my hearing loss, and some of them don’t. But they all work towards me wanting to grow in my relationships, career and more. In 2020, I intend to: Write more. In 2019, I created this blog. In 2019, I wrote more than I … Continue reading New Year: 2020 Intentions
When I was at the VOICE conference in May, I met a lot of siblings – either siblings that were all hard of hearing, or when one sibling was and the other wasn’t. There was a panel at the conference centred around siblings - specifically situations where one sibling had no hearing loss and the … Continue reading Siblings and Hearing Loss
Do you identify as a person with a disability? I was asked this question, and it gave me some pause. I don’t know? Yes? Maybe not? When it comes to the word ‘disability’, perspective is very important. For me, it boils down to three perspectives. The first is that some people might not like the … Continue reading Do I Identify as a Person with a Disability?
Do you ever think about your past self and think, if I could go back and tell them something, what would it be? My mind always seems to go back to that question around my birthday. With the knowledge and experience that I have now, what would I tell my younger self? And which younger … Continue reading A Letter to my Past Self
Tomorrow marks two years since I met my boyfriend. I remember the date because it was the week before my birthday, and it was 30 degrees and I almost blacked out from heatstroke…in September. In Canada. A lot of things happened that day. But let’s backtrack for a second. I went on Bumble, swiped a … Continue reading Relationships and Hearing Loss
Hi everyone! I'm excited to announce a guest post, written by a fellow blogger, Lauren from I'm Fine, Stop Asking. I met Lauren during my writing class in university, and we hit it off! She blogs about her thoughts and experiences with day-to-day life, as well as her anxiety. She also published a book, Don't … Continue reading Thinking Differently: Growing Up Anxious
When I was three years old, I was diagnosed with hearing loss. I was born with some degree of hearing loss that grew worse the older I got. A common question that gets asked is how come my parents didn’t find out sooner? They didn’t find out sooner because I can lip read. The theory … Continue reading Lip Reading