I am very pleased to announce that on Saturday, March 25th, 2017, I will be making an appearance at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts for their DEAFinitions Deaf Studies conference.
A few months ago, the school contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in giving a one hour presentation there. A few months later, I was confirmed.
My presentation is called Finding A [New] Deaf Identity and it will be about my personal journey with being diagnosed with hearing loss at the age of 11 (yeah, I finally did the math correctly and it turns out I was diagnosed at 11. More on that in Thursday's video), growing up as mainstreamed oral deaf kid, going through middle and high school, and finding Deaf culture and acceptance after a few years of being uncomfortable with my deafness.
The conference lasts from March 25th through the 26th. My presentation with be on March 25th at 6 p.m. Amherst is about two hours away from Boston, so if you're in the area, I hope you can come. I have made an event page on my Facebook page, so please RSVP here if you are interested. Make sure to fill out this registration form if you are attending.
Hope to see you there!