Cover Photo: This gif shows a person signing the ASL symbol for "write." They are wearing  a black T-shirt and we only see their hands and their chest.
Video provided by Ross Showalter for Catapult

Learning to Write My Truth as a Deaf Queer Writer

The best thing that writing can do is to replace a shallow illusion with something more nuanced and closer to the truth.

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I signed up for your research seminar, so I’ll see you then.

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Ross Showalter’s work has appeared in Electric Literature, Strange Horizons, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Seattle, Washington.