But they are far less accepting of her, often invisible, disabilities — and sometimes even hostile. I am not sure that I had a true moment of realisation when it comes to being gay; it is just something I have always been. Being aware of my disabilities was also gradual — I had a lot of problems with my hearing as a baby, including my eardrums bursting on a number of occasions. I am not profoundly deaf and, obviously, can hear more with my hearing aids in, although they only make things louder, not clearer.
Meet: Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, a deaf YouTube presenter | The Limping Chicken
She began making YouTube videos in She is openly lesbian and deaf, topics she speaks on often. Her deafness is caused by her disabilities: hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy , Ehlers—Danlos syndrome , and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Kellgren-Fozard was born in Camden, London and grew up in Bristol with her younger brother. Her mother is a dyslexic artist and print-maker and her father is an animator and director. She is of Swedish, American, and Russian descent on her mother's side.
Meet: Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, a deaf YouTube presenter
Posted on September 10, by Editor. Jessica is a YouTube presenter, who chats mostly about disability, deafness, the LGBTQ communities and vintage fashion — amongst other things. She had several operations on her ears as a child which meant from the age of she could hear relatively well. When she realised she was losing her hearing as a teenager due to nerve damage she began to use hearing aids and later taught herself to sign.
A lesbian couple in the US have attracted fierce criticism by deliberately having a deaf baby. In an unexpected twist to the pursuit of "designer" offspring, the couple, who are both deaf, said they had wanted a child that would be like themselves. The four-month old boy is profoundly deaf in his left ear and has only residual hearing in his right.