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Black and white picture of boys, ages 10 to 18, in military dress in front of a building

Reclaiming my Deaf Lineage

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

It is important to recognize and understand our ancestors and the struggles that they may have had as being part of a minority population that has been stigmatized and hidden in the shadows of family trees. By reclaiming and retelling our family stories and including, and being proud, of what they had to go through, whether they were queer, disabled or otherwise marginalized, like putting a stone on their headstone, it honors their lives and blesses their memory.