A few stories …

Narratives of deafhearing family life, written in a poetic way, can be found at the heart of the book, Signs of Hope.  I wrote them this way to draw attention to the rhythms, repetitions, pauses and emphases of speech and sign.  I wrote them this way to draw attention to the fact that this is my writing, constructed by me, based on the signs and words of the families.

I have chosen one short story each from Brigit, Bella, Georgina, Toni, Thomas, Dora & Luke, and from Maisie & Harper and posted them for you to read here.  They’re little windows onto a whole world of stories of family life, of sign language, of deaf and hearing life …

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