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.”

Being discriminated by Scoot airline because I am Deaf

My heart was beating fast as I was looking at this woman’s eyes in fire. Trying my best to hold myself back, probably my knuckles were whitening from holding my hands into fists. “You can talk! You can talk!!!” she shouted angrily repeatedly at my friend and I. I’ve experienced discrimination, even with other airlines, […]

The resiliency of Deaf community in Indonesia

One of the Deaf Indonesians who is raising Deaf awareness in Indonesia “We still have a long way to go but we can do it.”   The Deaf Indonesians looked at me with pride and diligence. They’ve been facing discrimination in Indonesia and yet they are constantly investing their time and effort to earn their […]

My life has been reprioritized.

Our society wants us to keep all of our asses to run on the same track. If one makes a different turn that wasn’t conventional, they are considered as they are going the “wrong way.” Sometimes people don’t think about trying to take a new unknown track. Sometimes people just don’t care, or they’re just […]

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 […]

10 things to consider packing as a Deaf & Hard of Hearing traveler

Are you a Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (HH) who loves to travel? But you don’t know what to pack? Had you been researching different pieces of advice and tips about traveling? But have you noticed something? Here is the problem, my Deaf friends, the majority of travel bloggers are Hearings. (note: we have ASL version here.) Although we […]