For Jenny, there is no deaf community. Instead, she has a group of extremely close friends who are all deaf or hearing impaired. She does not see this as a marker of community, but instead traces her friends through common experiences. Hearing or deafness has become invisible to her. She sees only the memories she shares through fifteen summers of deaf camp and dozens of conference meetings. But she knows she feels comfortable when she is in a predominantly deaf context, and she is able to teach the more profoundly deaf about her understanding of the hearing world as a border crosser - as someone living both in the hearing and silent worlds.

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