I’m still here!

YIKES! Has it really been almost a year since my last posting? It's been a phenomenal year filled with trips, children, and Life. But that means I haven't had time to vlog/blog, unfortunately. Even so, I have quite a few articles to be posted. . . be sure to keep your eyes to this page. And thank … [Continue reading]

My letter, 26 years later

Video description: TSW owner Trudy Suggs, a white woman with brown shoulder-length hair, is wearing a purple v-necked sweater that ties at the neckline.  She is seated in a corner with brown bookshelves on her right and a sea blue wall on her left. One of my favorite teachers, Barbara Turner, … [Continue reading]

Suicide is no laughing matter

Video description: Trudy, a white woman with shoulder-length brown hair, is wearing a navy blue shirt with a red, white, light blue, tan, and navy … [Continue reading]

A Quick Look at Everyday Disempowerment of Deaf People

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of NADmag; download a PDF version of the article. Video description:  Trudy, a white … [Continue reading]


In response to the recent AGB letter controversy, Robin Horwitz has created an #iamdeaf page on Facebook, and I was among the people he asked to make … [Continue reading]

Giving Credit Where It Wasn’t Due

Video description: Trudy, a white woman with shoulder-length brown hair, is wearing a deep royal blue sweater. She is seated in the corner with brown … [Continue reading]

Deaf Women Supporting Deaf Women

This article originally appeared in Get a Z Life Magazine.  When you put a group of women together to work, what do you get? Ask anyone this … [Continue reading]

Full, unfiltered access to ASL and the world

(Reposted from my Facebook page, February 13, 2016) My (deaf) daughters and I went out for dinner, and my four-year-old asked me why it rained. My … [Continue reading]

sComm: An Update

Read my original article and open letter (available in ASL and English) before reading the below. Warning: This article includes … [Continue reading]

Deaf Life Magazine Person of the Month

How awesome. At the risk of tooting my own horn (does it make a difference if I don't hear the horn?), I learned that I had been chosen as Deaf Life … [Continue reading]