28 September 2016

Via NYTimes Opinion: The Deaf Body in Public Space

A smart op-ed from Deaf writer and Rhodes Scholar Rachel Kolb:
"'It's rude to point,' my friend told me from across the elementary-school cafeteria table. I grasped her words as I read them off her lips. She stared at my index finger, which I held raised in mid-air, gesturing toward a mutual classmate. 'My mom said so.'

I was six or seven years old, but I remember stopping with a jolt. Something inside me froze, too, went suddenly cold.

'I'm signing,' I said out loud. 'That's not rude.'"

Read the rest at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/28/opinion/the-deaf-body-in-public-space.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

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