On “What Rejection Does to the Deaf Community”
ElisaWrites made an interesting post in her blog today about the long-term costs of “deaf on deaf” audism. In this case, she comments on the harm that can be done when Deaf ASL users reject deaf people who grew up oral or who use SEE signs. I hope you will go read the post on her site, then come back and comment here (Elisa has closed the comments on her blog).
Does anyone know how I can get in touch with Elisa? I would like to cross-post her essay here, but I don’t want to do that without her permission.
Elisa (for the few of you who don’t already know) is a blogger who actively supports FSSA. But to clarify, I very much want to see essay submissions from people on all sides of the protests, whether FSSA supporters or Fernandes supporters. I am especially interested in essays that are co-authored by both an FSSA-sympathizing partner and a Fernandes-sympathizing partner. Essays can be submitted to ashettle (at) patriot.net The main criteria is that they relate in some way to reunification or healing at Gallaudet, and help promote the process. See more details at https://reunifygally.wordpress.com/2006/11/16/be-a-guest-blogger-at-reunify-gallaudet/