Looking Through the Kaleidoscope: A Metaphor for Convergences of Identities

Autor/a: HACKETT, Denise T.
Año: 2019
Editorial: Oxford
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


This chapter dives into the exploration of how identities and the variables contributing to these identities converge. The author, a deaf counseling psychologist, uses the kaleidoscope as a metaphor to illustrate this process. She describes her own identity exploration as a deaf woman, including the ways that personal and professional identities have been influenced by multiple variables interacting with each other as illustrated by the movement of the various elements of the kaleidoscope. To broaden her understanding of her life journey, she relies on acculturation and intersectional theories and outlines how these theories fit with her experiences. She also examines the implications of deaf identity formation for psychological well-being.

En I. Leigh y C. O’Brien, Deaf Identities: Exploring New Frontiers.