I came into the ASMR fold pretty late. I heard about it after my ex crush, failed date, audio journalist, former neighbor (yes, all that), tweeted the article, Meet The Maryland Woman Who Makes A Living By Whispering. That night, I watched her role play that she was a flight attendant, explaining how to put on a seat […]
Would you be able to walk into a building and say, “Wow, I’m digging the DeafSpace situation going on in the architectural layout! Nice!” Even if you were a hearing person and informed enough to recognize an intentionally deaf-friendly space, even if you were an architect nerd, even if this were the future and you’d […]
When I came across the question Canadian digital strategist, Meghan Hellstern, wrote on her blog, (At least) three sentences, (at least) three days a week, Information Asymmetry The hallmark of the Internet age is the essential end of information asymmetry on a massive scale. This manifests itself most obviously in micro-interactions but most intensely at […]
If you didn’t know a single thing about comedian Trevor Noah and only had this brief list of soundbites/headlines, what would you think of him?
“Its not against the law to be crazy. It is against the law for us to let them hurt themselves. There’s a thin line between mental health and security. “
Everyone talks to themselves in their head. It’s logical to assume a deaf person would do the same. Maybe they sign in their heads; I don’t know, but say you were deaf and attempting to communicate to your doctor that you were starting to hear voices in your head that weren’t yours, or whatever the case may be—what would that look like? What would it be like to have a mental illness, to be deaf, and get help?
The United States of Tara was Showtime show about a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (D.I.D) — formerly known as multiple personality’s disorder. Maybe it had something to do with the visual depictions of how quickly altered states can come to the surface, but personally every time I watched an episode I couldn’t […]
“Maggie it’s okay, this is why there are editors, and why editors have editors too.” Words of encouragement from a peer reviewing my work. He’s a stickler for rule writing details (many of those I swear I was never taught in journalism school). I don’t think he realizes that 90% of the time the changes […]
Shortness of breath, chest tightness, inflamed and narrowed airways, wheezing, coughing, the illness that makes breathing feel about as comfortable as breathing through a straw is for any extended length of time. In the same way that asthma is a struggle to live with; it is a struggle for doctors to understand even though the […]
I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on a conversation a couple across from me was having on the metro today. “What did we do before Yelp??” The woman giggled as they both scoured recommendations for where to eat. I thought, “ Obviously you starved.” When I think about Yelp or any of the many, many, opportunities […]
I blame ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy for where this post is going. But considering a popular network drama is what piqued my interest about the complexities of living life with more than one mental handicap, insert comorbidity, I’m not complaining.
Can you imagine if you went to your doctor in terrible pain, and their solution was that you just need to curse it out? Maybe it’s an instinct we already have within for short term pain relief. It certainly is something we all sort of figure out how to do. No one invented cursing, or […]