Stories as Mirrors: Encounters with Deaf Heroes and Heroines
Despite being deaf all my life, I know little about it other than my own experience of it. Like David Wright, "about deafness, I know everything and nothing" (1969, p. 5). I do not really know the extent to which my deafness has affected my life and the lives of others, in particular the lives of my family. When I left the School for the Deaf as an eight-year-old child to attend a regular school, I also left behind my childhood deaf world and thereafter was not exposed to the intimacies of deaf culture or the lessons of deaf history. Instead, I was positioned on a lifelong process of doing what it takes to fit into the hearing world. I made little effort until recent years to understand myself in relation to my deafness and my sense of deaf self.
Deaf Epistemologies: Multiple perspectives on the acquisition of knowledge
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified