Meeting Deaf People Around the World | 2018 | Part 2

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The year of 2018 was a huge year for me. I decided to do slow traveling for a year straight with my partner after finishing graduate school, packed everything into my 40L backpack and told mi anxious mama, “Porque solo tengo una vida, ma.”

A Rude Awakening about the Deaf Community in Nicaragua

Nicaragua brought me a whole new (dark) light but awaking awareness about the Deaf community comparing to other countries that I’ve visited. I’ve seen oppression and injustice that the Deaf community faces in South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong. However, they’re gradually progressing and have better human rights, comparing to other countries – like Nicaragua. […]

Is “Hearing Impaired” an appropriate term?

People often believe that saying “Deaf” is an offensive term. But let me tell you, it’s not. Saying “hearing impaired” is. While I was traveling, I wasn’t only learning about other people’s culture and their perspectives about life. I was bringing along my own too. You see, we often talked about what we’ll learn more […]

An interview with Deaf Planet Soul: Helping Deaf Refugees in Lebanon

When people become refugees, what is the first thing on their mind? SURVIVAL For survival, they need food, water and a place to stay. Due to the war and bombings, the number of refugees children becoming Deaf keeps climbing. Because they are so focused on surviving, language is often the last priority. 99% of the […]