Whenever non-deaf/hoh people try to think of a famous person who was deaf/hoh, the first person who comes to mind is Helen Keller. Helen Keller, the southern, 19th century deaf-blind woman who famously fought her physical and social obstacles to learn to speak and communicate, is often the only person that people can remember. Usually, or at least I have found, when you ask someone to think of someone else who faced life-long struggles with their hearing loss, people will be unable to remember another.
Enough history, a few months ago, I wrote about the controversy surrounding the Broadway play, the Miracle Worker, about Helen Keller's life. (Click HERE to see the post!) Well, today I was transported back to the 19th Century to Alabama -- I saw the play!
The play, which stars Abigail Breslin, Alison Pill, Matthew Modine and Jennifer Morrison, was truly enjoyable! You will probably know the stars from "Little Miss Sunshine," "Milk," "Transporter 2," and "House." (Each work belongs to the respective actor.) The play was heart-wrenching and made me wonder about how I treat my family when I cannot hear!