Deaf Latinos struggle to connect with their families, and their Hispanic heritage
FOX News Latino
By Soni Sangha
NEW YORK – Bregitt Jimenez is deaf and grew up in the United States. At school, she communicated using American Sign Language, which is based on English.
When she was young, her mother only spoke Spanish, so Jimenez and her family had to invent gestures to communicate with each other.
Today, Jimenez, 27, is president of the Latino Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association of the Metropolitan D.C. Area – which is part-advocacy group, part-social network. She feels connected to her Latino roots but getting to that point wasn’t easy.