No JSV due to Spring Break
Well, this Monday I went in to Jackson Street Village to found out that the kids are on Spring Break. That kind of sucked so I went back home to do homework, which of course I didn’t do; my nap was too important.
Today we didn’t have class for English because we had our conferences instead. I was really excited to be able to talk about my research paper. I think the topic I picked was very controversial and one that many don’t realize or know about. Cochlear implants are a big problem within the deaf community. People who are hearing assume that everyone who is deaf wants these implants but the fact is they don’t. Most believe they are a hazard to the deaf community and will one day replace the deaf; which is a big problem. This topic is actually very near and dear to my heart (so cliché) because my mother is deaf. I grew up living within the deaf community and it was hard, I’m not going to lie. But now that I’m older, I value it so much more. One of my mom’s friends has a cochlear implant because his parents made him get it when he was a teenager. He hates it and never wears it. He wants to be deaf because he doesn’t feel apart of the hearing community. The two cultures are completely different. Although I am part of the hearing community, I still feel intertwined with the deaf community. If you were to see the relationship between my mother and I, you would find it very strange but it works for us. The paper is kind of a tribute to her and the troubles she had to deal with growing up in a hearing society.