About the Author

Rachel Spencer is a deaf writer who graduated in April 2021 from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Anthropology. She is passionate about disability studies, representation, and martial arts. She enjoys many hobbies including sewing, reading past her bedtime, and being active.


Spencer, Rachel. “Can You Hear Us Now?” Santa Fe Writers Project. Issue 26. 31 July 2021.

Thank you to all my friends, family, and readers for your continual support.

And a special thank you to my friend, Stephanie Hurzeler, who once said to me “Because I learned so much about disabilities from you, I wasn’t so afraid when I got my own.” If you didn’t say that to me, I don’t know that I would have had the courage to start this blog. Thank you for all your encouragement and support.