Category Archives: Interpreting

Black, Deaf, Jamaican-born, and Amazing

It was 2014 when I first met Claudia Gordon, Esq. She had come to Jamaica to do a talk at the University of the West Indies. I was a student of interpreting, come to witness the event, and act as … Continue reading

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Mr Multilingual goes camping

For the past 3 years, I’ve been part of a summer camp geared towards bring Deaf and hearing youth together. I enjoy Sign and Speak for Youth every year, and always look forward to it. There is always something new to experience. … Continue reading

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Fingerspelling and me

I have a love-hate relationship with the JSL manual alphabet. Sometimes, there’s more hate than love, to be honest. Recently, I found out something that has radically changed my perception of fingerspelling. My friend told me that hearing people tend … Continue reading

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Thoughts on audism

Audism. It’s a relatively new word, only coined in 1975. But it’s been the reality of the Deaf for a long time. What is is? “The notion that one is superior based on one’s ability to hear or behave in … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation on National Television, Audism on Facebook

In my humble opinion, the “blessing” of “souls” should not be done at the expense of offending an entire culture. Continue reading

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Why translation/interpreting is not easy…

Take a look at this: The above picture was posted by Japanese tweeter Kazuto Sazuki, along with the comments: As English speakers, we might laugh at this, but chances are we’d make the same kinds of mistakes in another language, and … Continue reading

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Entrepreneural Spirits: Be creative with your skills

I’m a freelancer. As little as 4 years ago, I probably would not have thought that I would ever say that. In a country like Jamaica where so many people are unemployed after spending thousands (even hundreds of thousands) of dollars, … Continue reading

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