Discrimination against deaf people happens every day, even within the deaf community | NADJA

Canadian filmmaker Marie-Andrée Boivin shares her experience as a deaf woman and tells us about her fight against audism.

Audism is unavoidable when you’re a deaf person. It’s an unpleasant experience, too often humiliating and degrading. It’s a power imbalance at the expense of deaf people, and takes so many forms. It’s harmful because it reduces deaf people’s empowerment and autonomy beyond the limits of not being able to hear. Audism can be more disabling than deafness itself.

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