Catherine White: My memories of growing up as a child of Deaf parents in Ireland
That moment for me happened in July 1987 at the World Federation of the Deaf Congress in Helsinki, Finland.
A small little man approached me in the middle of thousands of Deaf and hearing people from all over the world and said “You come from a Deaf family don’t you”.
How could he have known? What did I say or do that caused him to say that? I later found out that this gentleman was Lou Fant of Sesame Street fame, who also had Deaf parents. I was stunned and intrigued and decided to follow him!