Connecting Capitals Participant, CCH 2018

With this exchange I understood my deaf identity a lot more and how I want to change the world for deaf people. Before this exchange I was kind of indifferent to my deaf identity in the sense where it felt normal, since I’ve been around deaf people my whole life coming from a seven-generation deaf family, deaf schools, etc. I did not really understand the impacts of deaf clubs, Gallaudet University, and accessibility. But the Belgian participants made me really see what being deaf in a majority hearing world is like.

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