deaf culture, Hearing Loss, Personal

Why Eminem’s “Tone Deaf” Is Harmful to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

A few days ago, Eminem released his new song, "Tone Deaf." This song responded to Generation Z calling for Eminem to be canceled due to his controversial song lyrics. The main song that Generation Z were concerned about was his collaboration with Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie." This song is about being in an… Continue reading Why Eminem’s “Tone Deaf” Is Harmful to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

asl, deaf culture, Personal

5 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Being Deaf

The purpose for today's blog is to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about deaf people. These five questions came from the most searched terms related to the keyword "deaf" according to SEMrush. Please note that I am answering based on my own personal experience as a lowercase deaf individual who has profound… Continue reading 5 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Being Deaf

asl, deaf culture, Personal, Post-Activation

Two ASL Students and a deaf Girl Walk Into a Brewery…Here’s What Happened

Hey guys, so the name of this blog is Confessions of a Def Deaf Girl, right? Well, I have a confession for you all today: I never went to my high school prom. Overall, I have no regrets. I didn't want to go to my prom back in high school because junior year none of… Continue reading Two ASL Students and a deaf Girl Walk Into a Brewery…Here’s What Happened

Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery

What It’s Like to Fall in Love When You Have A Cochlear Implant

Warning: before you read any further, this blog post might be sickening sweet/cute. You might puke a bit. Don't say I didn't warn you. I'd like to share a glimpse of my love story today. I've already spoken many many times about how getting a cochlear implant helped me to strengthen my relationship with my… Continue reading What It’s Like to Fall in Love When You Have A Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like to Go Bowling With A Cochlear Implant

Reasons I need to come up with a new nickname for Larry: "Knight in Shining Armor" is too long to use for bowling.... My boyfriend, Larry swears we've been bowling since I got my cochlear. But I know, for a fact, that he is wrong ("I know for a fact" is my catchphrase by the… Continue reading What It’s Like to Go Bowling With A Cochlear Implant

Post-Activation

What It’s Like To Go To The Drive In With A Cochlear Implant

Image Credits: MetroKids.com Before I start this post let me begin by saying that I currently live in New Jersey. New Jersey is home of the very first drive-in movie theatre. The very first one opened on June 6, 1933 on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, NJ. Some of you may remember me briefly mentioning Camden… Continue reading What It’s Like To Go To The Drive In With A Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery

How Getting a Cochlear Implant Helped Me Strengthen My Relationship With My Boyfriend

If you've been following my blog, then you've undoubtedly heard me speak a lot about my relationship with my boyfriend. It probably sounds like a fairy tale romance, right? Most of the time that's exactly how it feels, but like any other couple, we face our own obstacles, too. Prior to meeting my boyfriend, my… Continue reading How Getting a Cochlear Implant Helped Me Strengthen My Relationship With My Boyfriend

Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like to Go To Disney World With A Cochlear Implant

Larry and I in front of Cinderella's Castle on our first day in Disney You may have read my recent blog post on how airport security can be a traumatizing experience for cochlear implant recipients. That was a bit of a preview for this post, since I was traveling to Disney, after all. You may… Continue reading What It’s Like to Go To Disney World With A Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like to Go To Six Flags Great Adventure With a Cochlear Implant

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Been crazy busy with work  lately and a lot of exciting things going on in my personal life. But I have tons of updates and I'm planning to break them up in a couple of posts for you guys. Actually, planning to write several posts at… Continue reading What It’s Like to Go To Six Flags Great Adventure With a Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation

Post Cochlear Implant Activation Month 1 (And a Half)

Hey guys. It's been a really long time since I last updated. I apologize for that. I've just been crazy busy lately especially with my new job as an Assistant Project Manager at WebiMax. I've now been activated for a month and 10 days and I'm doing amazingly well. I've been talking on the phone… Continue reading Post Cochlear Implant Activation Month 1 (And a Half)