Those that know me know that I live a lot of my life straddling two very different cultures, languages, and groups of people: The hearing world and the Deaf Community. I was born into the hearing world - I have no Deaf parents, siblings, or indeed any family that are Deaf. I am a NERDA:… Continue reading The Silent Child and The Shape of Water, or Why I Stayed Up Too Late Last Night
Miss Deaf America at the Super Bowl, a photo by Nancy Dunne on Flickr.No? I didn't think you would. She's Rachel Mazique, and she is the currently reigning Miss Deaf America. She was invited to perform "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner" in ASL at Super Bowl XVII this past weekend in Indianapolis.Are… Continue reading Recognize that young lady there?
Check it out, y'all. This is a fantastic idea for a reality show, and it's very well made to boot. Double props to Google for the automatic captioning!!
Count me in among the throngs of Americans that watched/listened to our 44th President being sworn in this morning. I was driving to an interpreting gig at 11:40am and listening to NPR's coverage on the car radio...and I didn't get past the opening remarks by Sen. Dianne Feinstein without having tears streaming down my face.Why?… Continue reading WE CAN, Y-E-S.
my.giant.head Originally uploaded by Nancy Allen Remember my previous Steam posts, from when I was living in Alabama? I am a professional.I am fluent in both languages. I'm not sure that you're even fluent in English.I don't need to be told how to do my job. I had to have been pretty clear about what… Continue reading Steam