Mammoth Lakes – August 2017

Written August 21st, 2017 As I write this, I am sitting in my cozy bed with my doggie who has her head rested on my legs. Needless to say, we are both very sore and very tired. Although vacations are great, there is no place like home......... This year I had a 3 week break... Continue Reading →

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The Story of Taylor

In January 2016, my mom and I were talking on FaceTime one Saturday and she mentioned that she heard about an organization called Dogs for the Deaf in southern Oregon that trained dogs for the deaf. She thought that this is something that would be worth looking into, especially with my impending graduation in May... Continue Reading →

The Dilemma

Today I wanted to bring up a dilemma that I have encountered in the job application process that is somewhat confusing and can be uncomfortable. I am sure that many of you know that there is a spot on the application where you have to check whether you have a disability and what it is.... Continue Reading →

Culture and Identity

I am now playing catch up from the last couple of months! Enjoy! In one of my classes a few months ago, we talked about culture and identity and how society influences this. We then talked about how this relates to the deaf society. I found this lecture fascinating and I just had to share... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes…..

Many of you know that I starred in a film back in the late 1990's to promote Listening and Spoken Language as an option for children with hearing loss. The film was produced by AG Bell and premiered at the conference in 1999. At the time, I was 5 years old. The company then did... Continue Reading →

Epilepsy Awareness Day

Today is Epilepsy Awareness Day and I thought it would be appropriate to do a little safety blog to raise awareness about this topic. This is a part of my life that I haven't really talked about much. Sure, I am a big advocate for hearing loss, but I have chosen to keep other areas... Continue Reading →

Part 7 – The Approval

This is a series that documents my journey to getting a cochlear implant. These posts are honest and vulnerable. Please refrain from posting negative comments. These are my experiences and each CI journey is different for everyone involved.  Written August 5th July 25th It was a Monday and the only thing on my agenda was... Continue Reading →

Part 6 – Wrangling with Insurance

This is a series that documents my journey to getting a cochlear implant. These posts are honest and vulnerable. Please refrain from posting negative comments. These are my experiences and each CI journey is different for everyone involved.  Written July 26th This is exactly what it sounds like: difficult, frustrating and at times very irritating.... Continue Reading →

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