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A hearing sign language?!

Most sign languages around the world are Deaf sign languages; that is sign languages used for communication with and among Deaf people, and created by Deaf people. But, a few years ago, a Deaf man told me about a sign … 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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Thoughts spring from Roots

After hearing my mother refer to the 1977 mini-series Roots as a child, I felt a strong pull towards the History Channel’s remake that premiered this year. About a month ago, I sat with my friend to watch every high and … 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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Alexander Graham Bell, Audism, and Associations for the Deaf

I am not big on reality TV. So if it wasn’t for social media and one of my good friends, I probably wouldn’t even know about Nyle DiMarco. In just about every other sentence as she tells me about Nyle, … Continue reading

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Patwa… It stil de ya

We can either empower people in their own tongue, or we can oppress them with that of their slavemasters from generations past. Continue reading

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ASL, another JSL, and LSF!

For those of you who have never seen a sign language other than JSL/ASL, here’s a chance to see two: Here, you will see signs from three sign languages juxtaposed: Japanese Sign Language, American Sign Language, and French Sign Language. … Continue reading

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