It is time for our
our voices to be heard and seen.
Within the travel industry, there are several lacks of exposure and awareness of our Deaf travel community. Social media has been a game-changer for the Deaf communities exposing that Deaf people are capable to travel. Within the Deaf travel community, however, there is also a lack of representation which I’ve mentioned on this blog post. On this blog, I have purposes. I plan to address Deaf culture, accessible tourism, disability awareness, and provide resources for the Deaf communities.
But that’s not just it. I also want to create a space for other Deaf travelers on my platforms which is called Through Their Eyes series. Whether it is through a written post and/or video, a space for them will be shared where they can express the perks and challenges they’ve faced while traveling our audio-centric world.
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Read others' stories
Through their eyes
The reasons why I’ve created Through their Eyes series is explained in this post. I called “Through their Eyes” because usually, our sense of sight heightens. Instead of using or relying on our ears to explore the world, we use our eyes instead. However, the terms “eyes” may or may not be relevant to the DeafBlind community since their sense of touch sometimes heightens more than hear and sight.
Our Deaf world is small, and their stories are not often seen and heard. I believe representation is so important, and it’s really lacking in the travel industry. In this series, you’ll find diverse voices of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled & Late-Deafened travelers. Exceptional stories may include Hearing travelers who are involved in our communities or have stories that benefit my readers. Stories will be diverse, including but not limited to Deaf LGBTQ+ travelers, finding their Deaf identity, avid Deaf hikers, solo Deaf travelers, facing dangerous situations, traveling as Deaf People of Color (POC) and more!
This series will be in the form of collaborative posts or guest posts. Not all featured guests have personally written this as they may be uncomfortable or unable to write in English. Some posts will be translated from sign language. Videos also may be included. Featured guests may or may not have a travel blog or travel-related social media platforms.
Through their eyes Series
Travel resources for deaf communities
Read my stories.
Through my eyes
In this series, I want to share my journey. Honestly, it’s kinda scary to share my feelings and thoughts publicly. But I want to be honest since I now know that my stories matter too. You’ll find diverse personal stories of mine that can be about traveling as a Deaf person, being a woman traveler, my identities (Mexican-American), mental health, meeting Deaf communities around the world, mental health, – and heck, I’d just drag on about this. Enjoy!