Chapter 6-Deaf Identity - Coggle Diagram
Chapter 6-Deaf Identity
Something we think about either consciously or unconsciously
How we describe ourselves
Who am I?
What do I believe in?
What is my personality?
Some categories of identity
Types of Deaf Identities
Deaf as a core identity-"Deaf"
Uses sign language primarily
proud of being Deaf
live a Deaf way of life
Deaf not as a core identity-"deaf"
choose to live closer to a hearing life
chose spoken language (not all the time)
Often wish to associate with hearing people
Deaf adults can have a difficult time accepting/finding their identity
one general framework of how the acceptance process can be
feel like and identify with hearing people
hearing people don't understand/fully accept them, or they don't fully accept hearing people
start to connect with deaf people
AKA acceptance of their identity
Everyone's process and identities are different!