C.A. Harris decided in early 2011 that it was time to break her silence about growing up hearing impaired. So, she began to write. She’d never written anything before, but the words flowed as she spent countless hours surfacing memories and allowing them to subside again. Tears spilled as she recalled the countless trips to the doctor and the ridicule by her peers.
C.A.’s intent for Breaking Silence isn’t fame and fortune – it’s hope and inspiration. An adult now, she allows wisdom to guide her and she wants all children who are deaf or hearing impaired to know that they don’t have to live in silence.
The 60s. The crossroads of change and immobility. In 1964, C.A. Harris was three years old and living in a world of silence. Only nobody knew it – nobody knew her world was one of muffled and descriptionless sound. Motown ruled the airwaves and blacks weren’t allowed to cross 8 Mile -- and, C.A. Harris was growing up hearing impaired at the pinnacle of political and social unrest.