A paradox is it not? The famous words uttered by actor from Shakespeare's own words - "to be or not to be"? The ultimate goal of Hamlet was to decide whether he would or not kill himself. In this, he also analyzes whether or not there is life after death.
Take off the 'deafness' label and put your name on it. Own being deaf, let it immerse into your whole being.
Be an ally.
Own it. Make your deaf self yours.
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_be,_or_not_to_be" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_be,_or_not_to_be</a>
To Be Whole
Currently I am an ASL teacher at a local college and at an high school. I received my Masters in Sign Language Education from Gallaudet University. At home, I am an activist within the community, Northwest Indiana. My son is in first grade and my daughter goes to E.C.L.I.P.S.E. ASL Preschool. Change begins with you and change is effective with a team.