JOURNAL #3: “growing up within the silence.”

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something else I should have added to my ‘five things about the author‘ post is the fact that English is actually not my first language — but actually, ASL [American Sign Language]. By this, I actually mean that my parents are both deaf. Growing up with two deaf parents made life really quiet, and maybe just my experience with deaf-ness, but I did not enjoy the silence I grew up around. [I still don’t like the quiet now, except on rare occasions] Now before you start saying things like “that’s so cool! I want to learn ASL!” — please know that I actually used to be upset by it. [allow me to delve deeper into my childhood of silence to explain what I mean]


As a child, [as I’ve said a bunch before] I was made fun of [in grade school], and one of the reasons was ‘because my parents are deaf’ — making me ‘different than everyone else’. I would constantly wish for the deaf-ness to spontaneously disappear, to make me ‘appear normal’ to others. Unfortunately, it didn’t; and I was still made fun of.

To make this post happier than the above was with the bullying comments, etc — Stephanie actually thinks it’s the coolest thing ever, and so do some of my friends! I also don’t wish for my parents to be different any more, I love them the way they are. At most, I just wish there wasn’t such a stigma towards the deaf: so many people judge what they don’t understand, and that’s just fucking stupid. So please, as someone who grew up around two of them, don’t just jump to conclusions and judge the deaf — or rather, don’t judge what you don’t understand.. Makes us as human beings look bad. If you still can’t do that, at least keep your thoughts to yourself; people don’t need the hate. I don’t mean to rant, I really don’t.. Just expressing my thoughts in this Journal entry. stay tuned for tomorrow’s post which will be a new ‘film study’. This time, about cult films and cult cinema!


Also, I just want to make a quick note and thank the readers of warrenisweird, I didn’t ever think that people actually liked to hear my thoughts on various things [I guess I figured I was annoying ahah!] but even after a week of starting this blog, I have a bunch more followers than I ever thought – and it keeps growing! This sincerely means the world to me 🙂 be sure to tell your family and friends, and as always;

THANKS FOR READING.

 

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