I am NOT a yogi, teacher, person who "happens to be deaf".
I AM a Deaf yogi, teacher, person.
Do not trivialize and sweep away such a huge part of who I am.
My Deaf identity is a piece of me.
It is fluid and can change but it is always at the forefront of my experience.
My Deafness shapes how I see and interact with the world.
To ignore that, is to ignore all that I am.
Deaf is not a label.
It's an identity.
A way of life.
Deaf and proud..