What It Means to Have ‘Deaf Anxiety’
I’m reckoning with the buildup of stress I’ve accumulated through years of stigma and inaccessibility
On an early October evening, I staggered into an urgent care facility with my husband and father. Sleepless nights and days filled with anxiety had made me dysfunctional: I could barely stand, walk, eat, sleep, read, or write. I was experiencing a nervous breakdown.