Sydney Deaf Festival 2017!

Sydney Deaf Festival 2017!

On Saturday 21st October was the annual Deaf Festival at Parramatta River. And for the first time ever, we set up a Muslim Deaf Community stall! Silent Signs, along with Muslim Deaf Association Sydney, Deaf Muslim Australia, Deaf Muslim Wellness and...
Australian Social Policy Conference 2017

Australian Social Policy Conference 2017

I’ve been asked to present twice at the 3-day Australian Social Policy Conference 2017 at the University of NSW this week. On Monday afternoon I joined the Round-table panel discussion on “Research Community Partnerships”. I shared my experiences as...
Going to the Movies: A Frustrating Experience

Going to the Movies: A Frustrating Experience

So my friend and I wanted to watch ‘Victoria and Abdul’ at the Cinema yesterday.  “When will we watch it”? She asks me one day.  “Whenever there is closed captions available”! I reply. Going to the movies has always been a...
What does it mean to be a social researcher?

What does it mean to be a social researcher?

This year, after working a few jobs as a research assistant as well as volunteering in community projects, I am learning the true meaning of being a social researcher. Last year I spent my honours year at university conducting my own research and topic and had to...
Progress complete!

Progress complete!

I had my latest check up last week. It’s been a while and I had a double appointment. One for audiology and one for speech and communication training. “It’s your best test results ever!” my audiologist tells me. “You can now hear about...
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