Most important NFL commercial to date!
The greatest super bowl ad there ever was. Native American’s have been fighting to get the redskins to change their racist mascot. Now there’s going to be an ad about it during the super bowl. Someone somewhere needs to drop a mic.
SIGNAL BOOST LIKE WHOA.
"Let It Go" from the animated movie “Frozen” performed by Ren and Keely.
ALL THE FEELS!
"Let it Go" in ASL
CALLING ALL DEAF/HOH PEOPLE, as well as hearing people and Spoonies: I need your feedback on something I’m writing which I’m tentatively calling The Camel Analogy. If you don’t like it, please do tell me why. If you like it, please let me know, too. And if you have anything you think should be added or changed, feel free to suggest anything by sending me an Ask at http://kimpalms.tumblr.com/ask
Once I’ve received enough feedback I’ll re-post an edited version if people think they’d benefit from it. I’ve also considered adding images/illustrations or even turning it into a comic but I’m not sure what the best medium would be. So, opinions are encouraged.
I really really REALLY like this, and suggest anyone interested in what it’s like to be deaf/Deaf/HoH read this (and the spoon theory- won’t take you long). I think I would amend/ clarify only one part of it: This can easily apply to someone who uses sign language, just so long as you understand that his is about communicating to someone who doesn’t know sign language and without the use of an interpreter, but even then I think you could make the metaphor work!
Very well done!
Honestly, it sounds like you’re already doing everything you can for her! You are understanding of her situation, while at the same time knowing that you won’t ever be able to be in her shoes. I think it’s great that she uses hearing aids and knows sign! The more ways she’s able to access information and communication, the better! And the more you and her father are able to communicate with her, the stronger chance of a close relationship you have! The only advice I can think of is this: 1. Keep learning sign. Often when kids pick up more and more sign from school and other people, the parents fall behind and give up. Keep going! 2. As she gets older, remember she’s just like other kids. She just can’t hear. Let her have some independence. (I’ve met a lot of people who helicopter parent their children because they think that their deafness makes them unable to navigate the hearing world.) The more confidence you instill in her to be her own person, the better!
It seems like you’re already a great mother to her, and she’s lucky to have you, Stephanie! Keep up what you’re doing, and I think you’ll be just fine! I’m glad that you’re able to get some good information from my blog! If you ever have questions, I’ll help however I can! c: Take care!
What do you mean by “provoke”? Do you mean can they promote or advocate for the Deaf person? It really depends on the situation… If the student is young, then they can certainly talk to the parents or the school about what may be best for the deaf child- especially with a disability coordinator. But the older the child, the more it becomes their own responsibility. And often schools, I think, prefer the parents or teachers to be the one to do this, but I’m not sure how that’s really handled as I was never deaf while being very young in school. I only had interpreters at an age where I had to fight my own battles.
Oh god guys. JK Rowling is a genius, and so is this person.
the thing I love about this fandom is that there are 7 books and 8 movies to observe. so every once in a while some blessed soul finds a piece of information that makes all the magic resurface again
Oh Lord…it’s a metaphor too. It’s symbolic of Neville holding on to his past, the horrors of what happened to his parents, of being a passive vessel for that atrocity. As if the terrible thing kept happening and would never stop happening.
When he moves forward and becomes part of his own story instead of the story of his past, his strength surges.