Making America DISABLED Again!

Shawn Jackson Social Issues 2 Comments

Many of us knew what we’d be getting if Donald Trump were to become president. However, some are finding out the hard way.   A blowhard, he has been keeping his campaign promises: doing away with the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare), going ahead with the DAPL construction (Dakota Access Pipeline), defunding federal dollars to Planned Parenthood and more. The most troubling thing is his (and the Republican Congressional majority) doing away with the ACA. This affects many people, especially those of us who are considered disabled. The deaf/Hard of Hearing and those with mental health issues are now fighting an uphill battle in trying to make sure they can afford coverage to basic things like getting a …

Getting Personal: Stress and Work and Me

admin Cochlear Implant, Deaf And Deaf Culture, Getting Personal, Tourette Syndrome 4 Comments

It’s the New Year and I want to talk a little about overcoming stress and anxiety in the workplace, while working with Hearing people…..   Faith that things will get better is what keeps me pushing to do better and keep living life, but sometimes I have to hit “Pause” and step back.

Fatherhood Tales: Being Deaf and Raising a Hearing Son

Shawn Jackson Fatherhood Tales, Getting Personal 2 Comments

No one ever said being a father was easy. In fact, I’ve found the challenges of fatherhood to be harder as a deaf father of a teenage hearing son.   Now, let me be clear: I love my son. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for him if he needed it. I have been there since before he was born. And it hasn’t been easy, especially when I broke up with his mother. It was very painful time and full of adjustments, concessions and agreements… with disagreements sprinkled here and there. Still though, these are things many families deal with.   However, as many deaf parents of hearing children will attest, when your child becomes a teenager and puberty rears …