Like I’m Normal: My Weird Disabled Life

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer When I was in junior high school, I—with ample help from my mother—drafted a long introductory letter explaining the details of my hearing loss, and the scale and scope of the accommodations I would need. During the first week of each semester, I would deliver this document to each new […]

Can You Hear Me Now?

By Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   “Thunderbirds thrive in uncomfortable situations.” As I sat in the ASU audiologist’s office in Tempe last week, with a central air conditioning unit screeching bloody murder directly into my tympanic membrane, I took comfort in this oft-repeated tenet of the Thunderbird Mystique. The doctor and her student fiddled with […]