Speaking of something to rant about, I took a class called Deaf Heritage with a deaf teacher when I was at high school. I learned so much from her! Also, I took a couple of Deafhood classes last Spring and summer. The definition of Deafhood is the process which deaf people analyze their true identify as Deaf individuals in positive way.
There is a well known person, whom deafies (I use this word in short, which means deaf people) strongly dislike, named Alexander G. Bell. Did you know that his mother and wife, were deaf?
The question is... Was he actually an inventor of telephones, which actually helped hearing people to communicate with their loved ones and colleagues?
Believe this or not. He was not the one, who invented them.
Actually, it was actually someone from Italy, who invented phones. His name was Antonio Meucci. Here's an article entitled Who Invented the Telephone written by Zal Keith. It states that he is a true inventor of phones. He should be awarded for his invention and accomplishment!
He could have gone through process of suing Alexander G. Bell. Unfortunately he passed away, so that case was never completely done.
Actually, I was floored after I learned about this true story especially Antonio Meucci!
And for years since 1880, deafies had been under an oppression that created them to have difficult time to find jobs, obtain quality of education, oralism, audism, and using Sign Exact English (SEE)/Pidgin Sign Language (PSE). Opportunities for deafies being able to succeed had gone downhill.
For years, deafies still struggle in education and career opportunities. Even some deafies, who were fortunate to succeed in education and career fields. However we deafies continue to build up little by little to regain our true identifies.
In addition, I wonder if karma had hit on Alexander G. Bell? I find this very interesting that a number.. 22 must be a really special number.
How come? You might ask.
Alexander G. Bell passed away on August 2, 1922.
And Nyle DiMarco offically WON the America's Next Top Model Cycle 22 last year!
Also, he WON Dancing with the Stars episode 22!
It proves that he as a deaf person can do anything except hear. And it ended up in spreading this extraordinary news in the nation! What a great accomplishment!