My views about The Silent Child Film

Last night, I was watching a short film called The Silent Child. The film is about Shenton’s own experiences as the child of a parent who became deaf. The film features profoundly deaf six-year-old first-time actor Maisie Sly as the titular child. British Sign Language (BSL) is used in the film and her parent believe speech-language would help a “deaf” child with a better life and … Continue reading My views about The Silent Child Film

Tales of being an alien in sport: impairing common sense(s).

Super excited about my upcoming speech at the science festival 24th March at my university, Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge! As I will be sharing my experience in sport and discuss how we could encourage coaches to coach disabled athletes. It’s free and I hope you guys would be able to attend! To book: https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/tales-being-alien-sport-impairing-common-senses Continue reading Tales of being an alien in sport: impairing common sense(s).

“Thomas, when you did your presentation, your speech is excellent. How did you do it? ” (8.11.17).

Woke up a little early but I had a good sleep. I arrive in Cambridge at 8:10 am, here I am at the station waiting for my friend. It is becoming a routine for me every Wednesday before we go to the University together. We were catching up on how our week was and also talked about the presentation. She thinks that she did well … Continue reading “Thomas, when you did your presentation, your speech is excellent. How did you do it? ” (8.11.17).

I did think about leaving the MSc Course (1.11.17).

I woke up early because I completely forgot to change my alarm clock 1 hour backwards. I did not need to get up at 4:45 am but anyway I decided to get up because it was the day of my first presentation for my masters. To be honest, the module I am doing is my least favourite. The module is Advanced Modalities in Sport and … Continue reading I did think about leaving the MSc Course (1.11.17).

“Sport saved my life” but “I am tired of being an alien!”: Stories from the life of a deaf athlete.

ABSTRACT Objectives: This study explores the ways in which a deaf athlete’s experiences of participation in sport can affect his psychological and social well-being, and how social and interpersonal relationships play a role in shaping these experiences. Design: To produce an understanding of the embodied experience of being a deaf athlete over the years and in different social situations, an autoethnographic approach was adopted. Method: To generate the … Continue reading “Sport saved my life” but “I am tired of being an alien!”: Stories from the life of a deaf athlete.