asl, deaf culture, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery, Research Studies

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Sign

I often times speak out against how frustrating it can be to have people see my cochlear implants and automatically assume that I sign. This is annoying but an easy mistake for people who are not familiar with the difference between lowercase d deaf and capital D Deaf to make. What is infuriating to me… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Don’t Sign

Personal, Post-Activation, Religion

What It’s Like to Graduate With Cochlear Implants

Hey guys! Long time, no blog! I have been a little bit more active on my other blog, KimErskine.WordPress.com lately. Feel free to check that out if you get a chance. It has a lot of book reviews if you're into that kind of thing! There is one big thing that has happened since I… Continue reading What It’s Like to Graduate With Cochlear Implants

Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like to Teach With Cochlear Implants

Image Credits: QuotesGram.com Hey guys! Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Today is a really special day for me because it's the 1 year anniversary of being activated on my right ear. Hurrah! I apologize for the lack of updates. I know I promised you guys back in like August that I'd post on what it's like… Continue reading What It’s Like to Teach With Cochlear Implants

Christianity, Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Religion

What It’s Like To Go To A Baseball Game With A Cochlear Implant + EXCITING NEWS!

Take me out to the ball game.... It's really been a long while since I wrote anything. Rest be assured, I am not abandoning this blog and I am definitely not abandoning my book project. I've just been extremely busy with work lately. There's been quite a few changes happening lately which are very exciting… Continue reading What It’s Like To Go To A Baseball Game With A Cochlear Implant + EXCITING NEWS!

Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like To Take A Class With A Cochlear Implant

Image Credits: Keep Calm Studio  I had a pretty exciting day at work today. Half of the day was my standard work day spent on the phone with clients, emailing clients back and forth, managing projects, and taking care of my other daily tasks. However, for the second half of the day, from 1-5 I… Continue reading What It’s Like To Take A Class With A Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Go To Graduate School PLUS What’s Holding Me Back

Image Credits: Seth and Ray If you've known me any time in the last 3 years, you've probably hear this same old argument from me countless times. I said I wanted to go back to school to get my Master's in Public Relations. Then I had my heart set on earning a Master's in English… Continue reading Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Go To Graduate School PLUS What’s Holding Me Back

Personal, Post-Activation

How Getting A Cochlear Implant Helped Rid Me Of Anxiety

Image Credits: Pulse Magazine  I have a confession to make. If you're deaf or hard of hearing like myself, than this should come as no surprise. In fact, if you're deaf or hard of hearing like myself, you yourself are or probably have been in the same boat at one point or another. Here it… Continue reading How Getting A Cochlear Implant Helped Rid Me Of Anxiety