Deaf culture, Ponderings

Author: How to be a Great Volunteer (Do’s and Don’ts)🍝

The saint and I have been volunteering  in our local Deaf community for the past few years. Recently we volunteered at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. In the words of Po’s father from Kung Fu Panda, I’ve had the noodle dream. I made pot after pot of spaghetti noodles. It was a bit hectic at times, but overall fun and spaghetti were had.

I’ve put together some brief fifteen tips on volunteering from my experience. Have one of your own? Leave it in the comments section below. And pass that garlic bread basket over, would you?  🥖

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Deaf culture

Author: Deaf Comedy Skit (Keith Wann, CODA)

As you may know, I’m attempting to become fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). I’m not deaf, I’m hearing as the verbage in Deaf culture goes. (Deaf with a capital d, mind you.) I love ASL and have been volunteering in my local Deaf community for just over a year now. +10 social interaction points for this introvert. 😉

I saw Keith Wann perform live once and he was hysterical. He’s a Child/Kid of a Deaf Adult (CODA or KODA; I’ve seen it written both ways). He was born hearing and both of his parents are deaf. Keith has taught me a lot about Deaf culture and ASL and I wanted to pass this on.

The video is PG/PG13 depending on your view. He was a trickster as a kid. 😉 Also there’s an interpreter for all the hearing people. Enjoy!

 

Blogmas 2018, Deaf culture

Blogmas Day 9: “Deaf Culture Jokes & Skits” (Humor | Indie Author)

It’s a shorty but goodie here today. Please check out the below videos for three of my favorite Deaf Culture skits I’ve seen performed in American Sign Language (ASL). And yes, two are by the same person. Because he’s awesome.

Learn a little about Deaf culture, Arcians. You’ll open doors of communication and be able to find new ways of cursing. I mean learning. A language. Because ASL is a language. And it’s wonderful. I absolutely love ASL.

Crack on!

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