Tracy Stine

Tracy Stine is a Deaf & legally Blind mother of two teenagers living in Oklahoma. She's a freelance writer, ASL Tutor & Kindle author.

The decision to embrace change can often get people’s backs up. So the question is: do your friends support you while you are chasing your dreams?

Time For a New Social Circle? If Your Friends Aren’t Willing to See You Change, It May Be.

All of us grow and change; it’s a part of maturing and discovering who we are as people. As we age, it becomes impossible to avoid. Things happen. We may discover a new passion or a new career and decide to pursue it. Our feelings on everything from politics to personal relationships may rotate 180 …

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The Survival Guide for Dealing with a New Disability

Getting a diagnosis of a disability can be devastating news. There are overwhelming emotions of shock, disbelief, anxiety, fear, and despair.   After battling through the many emotions, you’ll wonder “What now?” Here are 5 encouraging bits of guidance: 1) Give Yourself Time Allow yourself time to come to terms with the disability. You’ll go …

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As A Disabled Person, Here Are The Top 6 Ways I Deal With Discrimination.

As a deaf and legally blind woman I encounter discrimination on pretty much a daily basis. Whether it’s through low expectations, assumptions, apprehensiveness or plain old obtuseness, there are plenty of life lessons I’ve learned from this behavior over the years. Many of these are applicable across the board, not just to those with a …

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There are a number of things abled-bodied people don't know about the deafblind community that they should. Here are 10 of them.

I’m a Deafblind Mother of 2. Here’s 10 Things I’d Like You To Know.

First off, the term “Deafblind” isn’t always “totally deaf, totally blind”; there are various degrees ranging from being hard of hearing and some usable sight, to being deaf and little-to-no usable sight. It is more complex than just having blindness or deafness alone. For more information on Deafblindness check out the American Association of the …

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