Tales of a Butterfly

Tales of a Butterfly details the emotional journey of Kate Armistead, as she and her husband find out that their baby girl is deaf. She describes their heartbreaking, and uplifting, experiences as they discover their child’s hearing loss and their odyssey in learning about and coping with the disability, one in which they have never been around.

This is an impassioned memoir that I found to be very enlightening as well as moving. The author shares her thoughts and experiences in a free flowing and candid nature that captures the emotional turmoil that she went through. Readers can really appreciate Kate’s thoughts as a mother and the love she has for her daughter. I loved that her daughter’s nickname became “butterfly” as butterflies are silent yet beautiful. I also really appreciated how honest and raw she was about her experiences, never shying from letting the reader know she was scared and uncertain about what was to come and how others would react. In her recollections, she states how sometimes people jump to conclusions and assume that a child’s disability is a result of drug abuse by the parent. The stares she would get and interactions she would have with people in public, like raising their voices when talking to her, when they would see her daughter with her hearing aids. It really says a lot about people and their lack of respect for others. Her story not only gave me insight into her own daughter’s deafness but also shed light on the spectrum of obstacles that deaf people, and their families, are presented with. While speaking about her own experience in accommodating her daughter, it really made me think about the impact that my own actions have on other people that have disabilities.

Tales of a Butterfly is a great read for anyone who knows someone who is hard of hearing, but I think that this book will serve to educate everyone. It really provides insight to what a parent experiences and their own fears about the challenges their child will face. Tales of a Butterfly is honest and hopeful and I really enjoyed the glimpse into the author’s life with her daughter. This beautifully written memoir eloquently details an extraordinary journey that will stay with me for a long time.

Pages: 78 | ISBN: 0228847133

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