Deaf and Proud to Use Sign Language

Lizzie Sorkin was born deaf to deaf parents, but when she reached high school age, her mother asked her whether she would consider the latest medical technology had to offer -- cochlear implants to restore some of her hearing. Sorkin, now 25, refused and in doing so, set a bold path in establishing her own identity. "I am deaf first before being a woman, before my faith, my sexual preference, my interests," said Sorkin via e-mail. "I didn't see my deafness as a problem. I didn't need to be...Full Story
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