It’s been a while since I’ve made a new post for D/T and we’re rearing to go with new content. But for those who are new here, allow me this introduction.
My name is Shawn Jackson. I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome when I was 15 years old. I also lost my hearing when I was 21 due to recurrent tinnitus and nerve degeneration. I had gone through years of growth and self-discovery learning how to accept my loss of hearing and living with it, as well as managing my Tourette and how others reacted to me.
The purpose of this blog is to educate and share my own experiences with others, whether or not you are deaf or have Tourette Syndrome. I believe that there is much misinformation about the Deaf and Touretter (person who suffers from Tourette) communities and by sharing my own experiences and those of others, more people will learn to be more accepting of our differences. We are, by nature, different but difference does not mean abnormal. We love, fight, have faith, work, have families and spouses. We have businesses, play, laugh, and we love to do things that everyone else loves to do. We are different, but make our normal.
Having said, you will read interviews, personal accounts (myself and others), and learn about events that we will be attending and bringing to you, our readers.
It is my hope that you will come to think of this blog, and myself, as a dear friend who brings to you new experiences.
Be well and I will see you soon!