Life as a Coda: An Interview with Ku Mei Kern

Life as a Coda: An Interview with Ku Mei Kern

A coda (child of a deaf adult) is someone who was raised by one or more deaf parents. As hearing people deeply entrenched in the Deaf community, children of deaf adults are in a unique situation. But what is it actually like to grow up with deaf parents?  “At four...
How One Deaf Medical Student Overcame All Odds

How One Deaf Medical Student Overcame All Odds

There’s nothing quite like watching a friend in the Deaf community achieve their dreams. But when that person is your own brother? That feeling is ten times better. I recently had the chance to interview my incredible brother Dr. Zachary Featherstone about his journey...
7 Deadly Sins of Sign Language Interpreting

7 Deadly Sins of Sign Language Interpreting

I have used hundreds—no really, hundreds—of interpreters over the years. As a certified deaf interpreter (CDI) myself, I’ve had the rare opportunity to see both sides of the conversation: what it’s like to be an interpreter and what it’s like working with an...