My Deafness

Whenever I write about deafness, I feel like I must write a disclaimer. Since posting yesterday’s post, it has gone over in my head many times. The thing is, the variety of the deaf experience means that my experience is not the same for others, and vice versa. We experience many of the same daily…

Holding Music

I’ve been deaf all my life. There was a time, briefly, when our parents – both my sister and I were diagnosed around the same time – worried we wouldn’t be able to appreciate music. They needn’t have worried at all. Music will be a constant in my life. When I was 21, music started…

Bits and Pieces

Staring down the trail back to my teenage years, the pen in my hand would move as if something moved through me. I remember writing, pouring out words that felt like a gasp. Then I would read the words back, and wonder if I had really written them. They were mostly in the form of…

Listen to the Music

Music has been one of my saving graces this year. It always has, really, but this year especially. It is a constant thread that runs through my life, as it does for so many others. The power of pressing play, and letting the songs get into your psyche is mesmerising. With the right song, we…