Ah, here it is. The Deaf Awareness Week video that everybody’s been waiting for.
I’ve been running out of inspiration for my YouTube channel lately (which has always been a makeup based channel since I started it) and watching 87daysbefore, chescaleigh, marinashutup, and aconnormanning have inspired me to finally branch out a little bit.
And if I’m going to talk about anything, it may as well be deaf and hard of hearing problems.
I cover a lot of things in one video. I talked about the basics of what deaf, Deaf, and hard of hearing are. I talk about hearing aids and cochlear implants a little bit. Hell, even Switched At Birth (I know, I know) is mentioned. I also bring YouTube into the video.
I’m tempted to make future videos being a little more in depth about every topic since I couldn’t do it in this video otherwise it probably would’ve been an hour long. There’s stuff that I forgot to mention and talk about that I think would be a good thing to talk about in videos later on down the road.
And of course, this is closed captioned ‘cos what kind of hard of hearing person would I be if I didn’t CC it? I’m just hoping mistakes don’t show up out of nowhere since it took so long to save and upload.
Again, I want to thank chescaleigh so, so, so much for helping me spread the word about the video. It means a lot to me. So much, I don’t think you even know.
If any of you reblog this, please accept this big thank you and virtual hug.
By the way, my facial expressions in this are gold.
The amount of recognition this video is getting already is literally making me cry. Good tears, of course.
"If you want to be a creative person, then you’re gonna have to be creative in how you put your career together. There isn’t a path. Part of the creativity is making your path."- Alec Soth (via thymcqueen)
no war but the skeleton class war
the skeletariat will overthrow the bonegeoise
this is 100% the web content i need
"You have a cold cold smile.
- Richard Siken, from Straw House, Straw Dog
You were burned, you were about to burn, you’re still on fire."
Blue Chalcedony/ Blue Holy Agate on Matrix
We live in a world where we so often quote figures of the number of the dead in Iraq and Afghanistan and Congo, until they become just that—figures. Each time I read these news articles, I find myself thinking, “What do they dream about in Congo?” “How do they fall in love in Afghanistan?” “How do they resolve family quarrels in Iraq?” “What do they like to eat?”
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Commonwealth Lecture 2012
Of course we must know about the dead and the dying. And of course these figures and facts are essential. But they must, they should coexist with human stories. We should know how people die, but we should also know how they live.
Talk about virtually perfect color theory. In Courts, his first book, Australian Ward Roberts offers a masterful study in composition and color. His subjects are the public places dedicated to outdoor sports and games.
- it’s october!
- i’m having a panic attack
- I’m going to oxford in 4 days this is completely ridiculous
- can’t breathe
- at least it gets colder now so I burn more calories by existing
- how did I blag my way into this position
I’m wild again
A simpering, whimpering child again
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered am I
"It’s a lie that poetry is only read by or “speaks to” people in the universities or elite intellectual circles; in many such places, poetry barely speaks at all.
- Adrienne Rich, What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics, 1994.
Poems are written and absorbed, silently and aloud, in prisons, in prairie kitchens, urban basement workshops, branch libraries, battered women’s shelters, homeless shelters, offices, a public hospital for disabled people, an HIV support group. A poet can be born in a house with empty bookshelves. Sooner or later, s/he will need books."
10 Things I hate About You (1999)
"Come on, is your heart a sponge or a fist?"- Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife
make friends who you can live three hours away from for years but when you come back they still make you two dinners and a chocolate cake
september? more like october preparation month