Challenging Stereotypes of Deafness and Cystic Fibrosis – Cystic Fibrosis News Today

Deafness can mean ASL face for days. (Courtesy of Bailey Anne Vincent)

“You don’t look Deaf.”

This is something I’ve been told while my best friend — who is hearing — was told she does. I’ve had a sign language interpreter turn to leave my hospital room because I spoke to them when they entered. I’ve been on the flip side of a great many assumptions about disability and deafness, and often from the people you’d least expect it from.

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