• The Pressures of Silence

    I’ve been busy this month helping my mom organize the boxes of photographs and old documents at her house. The best part of this project? When I come across documents from my childhood that I’ve long forgotten about, but thanks to my mom, have been carefully preserved. When I was 12, my English assignment was… Continue Reading

  • Green Light: Mr D.

    This is the fifth installment of my autobiographical series on my experiences with hearing loss. You can view earlier posts: Prologue; Chapter 1: Seeing Sounds; Chapter 2: Fearless Leader; Chapter 3: The Black Box. Posts appear every other Friday.  Sometime when I was six or seven, I was sent to a new school. It was far from our residence, which… Continue Reading

  • Green Light: The Black Box

    III: The Black Box.   This is the fourth installment of my autobiographical series on my experiences with hearing loss. You can view earlier posts: Prologue; Chapter 1: Seeing Sounds; Chapter 2: Fearless Leader. Posts appear every other Friday.  The moment you realize you can communicate and others can understand you, is when your world… Continue Reading

  • Green Light: Seeing Sounds

    This is the second of an autobiographical series on my experiences with hearing loss. Posts shall appear every other Friday. You can view the first post here. I. Seeing Sounds I lost my hearing at the age of four following a serious bout of meningitis, but my world never became silent. I may not have heard… Continue Reading

  • Green Light I

    This is the first of an autobiographical series on my experiences with hearing loss. Posts shall appear every other Friday. PROLOGUE. In my memories, that’s where it all begins. In that little room, or perhaps just a bed, where the green light shone, blinding me to the world. Voices of my father, mother, and nanny came and went.… Continue Reading