I have been (un?)fortunately reminded why I did not want to be a part of any social media groups, relating to or based on deafness / sign language. For I am now much happier, without, having since left quite a few.
Having this extraordinary second chance at life has meant I have very little tolerance for such toxic “deaf world” attitudes. For me to get extremely angry nowadays is very rare but as always, is justified.
My personal experience (here in the UK) is that because deaf people do not support each other, that often makes matters worse. Sadly, causing mental health issues from within.
The deaf community has however, come a long way and that should not be forgotten. From being hidden away, or being forbidden to sign, to what it is today for we now, are able to be an equal. There is still a lot to do to improve the mental health state within the deaf community and it is down to the deaf community to work harder through legal means to improve situations.
Each and every being, deserves to be respected – regardless.
Each one of us, deserves better.
I would like to publicly thank my friends, for your continued support. For one another especially. For your courage and conviction.
Much love and admiration to you all. 💖💖💖
Bless your cottons! 😜
May positivity and peace reign over us all, once more.
~ SJ (Sara Jae)