Bad Words

Badass (4t1t3s). I looked it up. There are a plethora of definitions when I search the word on Google. Personally, I prefer the definition provided by Urban Dictionary, which is “someone who becomes mentally stronger despite having lived through adversity.” Nailed it. This word has been coming up for me a lot. After a fairContinue reading “Bad Words”

Testimony in support of Colorado HB 21-1014

I wrote the following on March 24, 2021 in support of a bill championed by colleagues working with the Invisible Disabilities Association. My name is Lisa Weiss and I am the director of advocacy programs for VALIDEAF, a national non-profit with a mission that serves the diverse deaf community. I am a proud native andContinue reading “Testimony in support of Colorado HB 21-1014”

It’s Called Cued Speech

The following is an oral presentation about the deaf Cued Speech community that I wrote in 2018. Or was it 2019? I can’t recall right now. In any case, I was offered an opportunity by Janet DesGeorges, who is the Chairperson of the family advisory committee for the national Early Hearing Detection and Intervention conferenceContinue reading “It’s Called Cued Speech”

Ketamine

I want to share what I’ve learned about ketamine because over the last few months ketamine treatments have revived my 17 year old from a deep depression that has been disabling him since he was 14. Now Cole is like a doll that has come to life. My gentle, intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate, kind, witty, wiseContinue reading “Ketamine”