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December 10, 2023
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Deaf and Proud
Produced by: Kirsti Melville
This story focuses on people who choose to live inside the very powerful deaf culture and have no desire to be "fixed" so that they can be more like hearing people. It's a world most hearing people are unlikely to ever reach without the bridge of sign language. It might come as a surprise to learn that deaf parents don't grieve, but rather celebrate the birth of a deaf child. (And that one of the most important lessons they must teach them is that passing wind in public makes noise!)

Program Credits

Deaf and Proud was produced by Kirsti Melville of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Wed like to thank the translators and interpreters who helped the people you met today share their stories over the airwaves. This program airs as part of the international exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.


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