I Must be Proactive – My Journey in Canada

Who would have thought that I would spend over two months in Canada? I never expected that I would be in a different country, away from family and friends in the UK, for quite so much time. I had a great time, however, there are negative as well as positive moments when learning who you are, and where you want to be in life. Ever … Continue reading I Must be Proactive – My Journey in Canada

Should I approach and ask him or should I just look at him?

You’re probably thinking what are you talking about Thomas? Why can’t you just make the first move if that’s what you’re referring to. Well here’s the thing, I am not talking about boy meeting a girl or a girl meeting a boy. I am talking about my cochlear implants. I know they are quite an interesting piece of technology to look at. But do you … Continue reading Should I approach and ask him or should I just look at him?

Both of my parents influenced and inspired me in many ways.

February is my favourite month! Guess why! Both of my parents celebrate their birthdays in February! Some of you may be aware of my dad’s passing in December. Next week, he would have been celebrating his birthday.  As I went through his belongings, I came across a page on which he had written a bit about himself. Although he had told me a lot about … Continue reading Both of my parents influenced and inspired me in many ways.

Why Deaf People Should Go Into Research?

I was having a conversation with my Dad about deaf people entering research and thought I made a few good points about why, indeed, we need to see more of it. Research makes a difference – when I was doing an autoethnographic study as a research project, my supervisors were shocked when they heard my story for the first time. My experiences in sport really … Continue reading Why Deaf People Should Go Into Research?

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).