Deaf Women History Is Something to Celebrate
Lydia L. Callis
Did you know the founder of Girl Scouts of America was deaf? Or how about the first woman to swim across the English Channel? Many brave and dedicated deaf women have made invaluable contributions to modern society, despite the odds against them. This powerful minority group has fought against a culture that seeks to silence them– constantly challenging people’s assumptions of who deaf women are, and what they are supposed to be.
History is full of deaf women who changed the world forever, yet the names of these women and their accomplishments often get buried or left out of text books. This is why in 2014 Deaf Women United (DWU) declared March as Deaf Women History Month, to celebrate on the incredible deaf women who make this world a better place.