These are my children at a Black Lives Matter protest for racial justice
My daughter wanted to go because she is hopeful that there will someday be equality for all people. We must fight for equality by speaking up, by using our voices to be heard. Although this is my 1st protest, fighting for my rights isn't new to me. As a Deaf woman, I'm used to it, like insisting on my right to have a sign interpreter when I see my doctor. I rely on lip reading but now with Covid-19 everyone is required to wear masks to keep safe. This means that since I can no longer read lips I can't follow along in a conversation. Covid-19 has made my life more difficult because there have not been provisions put in place for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing. So I'm here to protest for my right to racial justice, but also for my right to communication access.