Accessorizing the Cyborg Way

This week I went back to work. I work at the Marriott Courtyard in Edmonton. I work in the hospitality industry because it suits me: I love people. Hellen Keller said, “Blindness separates you from things, but deafness separates you from people.” Every deaf person knows the truth in Keller’s words. They also know they […]

A Big Hairy Deal

I may have mentioned that I have a lot of hair. I have a lot of hair and it’s thick and heavy. My friend and stylist, Stephanie, knows my hair. They go for coffee. I’m sure they’re already planning a surprise birthday party. They play well together. That’s why I trust Stephanie with my hair. […]

Vanity Shmanity

One thing we didn’t talk a lot about on the podcasts leading up to surgery was my post-surgical “look.” I knew they were going to shave my head. I also knew they weren’t trained as stylists and hair care specialists. My job was to show up on time, lay down on a bed, and wake […]