damphoussed34 karma2012-09-07 17:26:50 UTC
Fellow CODA here. I was raised by a deaf single mother who had undergone intensive speech therapy as a child and is a very skilled lip reader. It's because of this that she could hold a normal job and support her family, something she claims alienated her from the deaf community because she "wasn't deaf enough" and didn't engross herself fully in deaf culture.
Everything I know about the deaf community is hearsay from my mother, but does that kind of exclusive mindset really exist?
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damphoussed12 karma2012-09-15 08:52:14 UTC
CODA here. My mom is deaf, but lip reads and speaks well enough to where we rarely communicate through ASL (I'm not fluent anyways) and she works a normal job as a paralegal for a law firm. She has said she's faced criticism from some of her deaf peers for choosing this way of life (oddly enough, she refuses to get cochlear implants).
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