Deaf Culture Articles

Living Loud: Allen Snare – Deaf Pastor, Evangelist, and Missionary

Living Loud: Allen Snare – Deaf Pastor, Evangelist, and Missionary

By Brenda Cartwright
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Allen Snare was a Deaf Pastor, Evangelist, and Missionary. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf man.
Living Loud: Kitty O’Neil – The Fastest Woman in the World, Stuntwoman, and Racer

Living Loud: Kitty O’Neil – The Fastest Woman in the World, Stuntwoman, and Racer

By Marta Belsky
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Kitty O’Neil was the Fastest Woman in the World, Stuntwoman, and Racer. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing hard of hearing woman.
Living Loud: Phyllis Frelich - Actress, Innovator, and Tony Award Winner

Living Loud: Phyllis Frelich - Actress, Innovator, and Tony Award Winner

By Marta Belsky
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Phyllis Frelich was an Actress, Innovator, and Tony Award Winner. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf woman.
Living Loud: Mandy Harvey – Singer, Ambassador, and Author

Living Loud: Mandy Harvey – Singer, Ambassador, and Author

By Marta Belsky
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Mandy Harvey was a Singer, Ambassador, and Author. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing hard of hearing woman.
Living Loud: LeRoy Colombo – First Deaf Lifeguard and Life Saving Record Holder

Living Loud: LeRoy Colombo – First Deaf Lifeguard and Life Saving Record Holder

By Marta Belsky
Saturday, December 29, 2018

LeRoy Colombo was the First Deaf Lifeguard and Life Saving Record Holder. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf man.
Living Loud: Charles

Living Loud: Charles "CJ" Jones – Comedian, Actor, Producer, and Director

By Marta Belsky
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Charles "CJ" Jones was a Comedian, Actor, Producer, and Director. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf man.
International Week of the Deaf, Deaf Awareness Week, and International Day of Sign Languages 2018

International Week of the Deaf, Deaf Awareness Week, and International Day of Sign Languages 2018

By Jillian Winn
Sunday, September 23, 2018

On September 23, 2018, International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) will kick off International Week of the Deaf (abbreviated as IWDeaf; used to be IWD), which is September 24-30, 2018 this year. You may also hear this week called Deaf Awareness Week, but the official name is International Week of the Deaf. This year is the first International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL). It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and will be celebrated annually on September 23. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) started International Week of the ...
Raising Deaf Children From a Foreign Land

Raising Deaf Children From a Foreign Land

By John Miller
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The DNA heredity companies are very popular right now. Every time you turn on the television you see a new touching commercial of how people’s lives have been changed. While watching a recent commercial, there was a woman who, all her life, thought she was primarily from one genetic background and her ancestors came from one place and lived her life accordingly. However, after getting the results of her DNA test, she realized her ancestry really was from a totally ...
Living Loud: Ella Mae Lentz - Poet, Educator, and Advocate

Living Loud: Ella Mae Lentz - Poet, Educator, and Advocate

By Marta Belsky
Friday, April 20, 2018

Ella Mae Lentz was a Poet, Educator, and Advocate. Read the article to learn more about the life and accomplishments of this amazing Deaf woman.
Debbie Wright's Story: A Journey of Discovery with Usher Syndrome and Being Deafblind

Debbie Wright's Story: A Journey of Discovery with Usher Syndrome and Being Deafblind

By Kathleen Marcath
Monday, June 26, 2017

While in the company of friends seeking a cure for blindness at a VisionWalk luncheon held by The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), Debbie Wright and her mother Joan candidly share their personal story - their choices, the learning, denying, and accepting the reality of living with Usher syndrome and being Deafblind. This is Debbie Wright's story, as told by Debbie and her mother Joan - a journey of discovery with Usher syndrome and being Deafblind.