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September 04
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Culturally Deaf Womin Atheist Deaf Advocate Hashimoto's; Fibromyalgia;Multiple Chemical Sensitivities; Chronic Fatigue; ADHD - and a broken toe. Advocate for the earth, clean air, clean water, clean soil, protecting animals from unnecessary extinction; Rewild; Urban Scout; permaculture gardening; Avid Scrabble player; Derrick Jensen supporter; dream analysis; Tarot reading; aura cleanser; rubber stamp art-kind-of-ish.


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Today, has been an unbelievable friggin' day.

You'd think by now, as a Deaf person and a Deaf Advocate --- I would get used to being discriminated and dealing with audism. 

No --- it's always fresh - like a new knife coming out from no where and before you know… Read full post »

JULY 29, 2009 3:23AM

They're back!

It's been three years now that I've lived in this city apartment - I purposively selected this ground floor apartment as it has a cute tiny backyard.

For too many years, I lived in various city apartments - some were as high as 11 stories - some were 4th floor… Read full post »

All my life I always wanted to live off grid. Somehow my plans sidetracked and I'm still stuck in the city. However it does not mean I am stuck to live completely dependent on civilized 'comforts' of electronical machinery that sucks up energy and my hard earned money.

Here are… Read full post »

MARCH 16, 2009 12:02AM


Last Friday, March 13th, 2009 - yes, Friday the 13th, my Deaf best friend and I went to see a documentary movie about Audism. It rocked.

Now anyone who is interested in buying this DVD can so at Dawn Sign Press:

Audism Unveiled:   (From Dawn Sign Press website)

Audism UnveiledRead full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2009 9:45PM

I pah mastered Squirrel Sign Language!

Out of curiosity, I challenged  myself to see if I could communicate with my neighbor-squirrels who lives in my backyard.

I swear, I think there is gossip going on with my animal-friends - the birds knows that I love feeding them seeds and many different breeds in flocks would take… Read full post »

Thanks to the person who wrote an interesting feedback that I'd like to address. It's the first time I've ever heard of deaf couple aborting hearing fetuses! That's a new one, and that's a sad shame. 

Again, in the article I was referring were for Deaf children with hearing parents/siblings/rela… Read full post »

I'll be answering this person's feedback: 

"refuse to wear hearing aids or become robotized by having cochlear implanted in my skull"

More on this would be helpful. People have pacemakers put in their hearts, which is also artificial, so what's the core difference? Also, hearing is an important… Read full post »

Some man asked me if all people should learn American Sign Language. In the perfect world, that would be great. However, in the real world, that'll most likely never happen.

If you read my article carefully, (Being Accepted in the Deaf Community), I was emphasizing parents or relatives and friends… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 18, 2009 6:48PM

Where to Find an ASL Instructor

Lots of people often wonder where to find an excellent ASL Instructor for private tutoring or coaching or mentoring.

Since most ASL beginners often do not understand what a fluent ASL signer looks like - they sometimes end up with unqualified teacher or tutor(s) - no matter if hearing, hard… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 17, 2009 3:56PM

Being Accepted in the Deaf Community


After reading some hearing parents comments in the about.deaf forum, I felt a need to express my, and perhaps million of other Deaf people's, views that have not been expressed here regarding being accepted in the Deaf community.

To the mother who proclaimed thatRead full post »