Just Me, At the Moment
abandonedography:

Abandoned coal mine in Liege, Belgium (via)

abandonedography:

Abandoned coal mine in Liege, Belgium (via)

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theseluckystars:

mysharona1987:

Some of the funniest book dedications ever.

New threat to anyone who’s being mean: “I’ll call you an assh*le on the dedication page of my next book.”

deafinitely-maybe:

It’s ironic that there’s so many hearing-impaired people yet it’s the hearing world that can’t hear our voices rather than the other way around.

Silva’s medical records document the difficulties in communicating, court records say. During a November 2009 appointment, for example, a doctor at Baptist wrote that Silva “was unable to describe [her] symptoms,” or to “provide her medical history.” In January and May of 2011, records said the video conferencing device was inoperable. During a May 9, 2011, visit, when Silva was suffering from acute appendicitis, a medical chart said Silva was “deaf mute [with] very little lip reading.” For two hours before family members arrived, staff communicated by passing notes.

Deaf Miami mom-to-be sues to have sign language in delivery room

Cheylla Silva is Deaf. Her native language is American Sign Language - that’s a different language, with a different grammar, syntax, etc., than English. Baptist Hospital in Miami refuses to provide her with an interpreter. Instead, they pass her notes in English - again, not her first language - or ask her family members (whose first language is also not English, incidentally - they’re trying to translate from English to Spanish to ASL), or use broken video equipment.
Her medical records document these difficulties, but the hospital refuses to provide her with the very basic necessity of an interpreter so she can communicate with her medical care providers. She is only “unable to describe her symptoms” because the hospital won’t provide an interpreter who speaks her language.
tiffanythill:

"No Ordinary Hero, The SuperDeafy Movie" — This was such a fun, awesome, movie going experience. I laughed, I got angry, but ultimately I was elated. Shhhhh!! I won’t give it away. A great film for all ages, definitely a family affair. It’s gaining momentum around the U.S.A but they have to pre-sell a certain number of tickets to guarantee the showing. Get out, support, and watch this film, because we need diverse films. We also need to see more of ‘us’ being represented. Which means WE have to be the first in line. ;-)

**There is another showing in MD this month and one coming up in D.C. Check TUGG for listings in your part of the country or follow on FB.**

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tiffanythill:

"No Ordinary Hero, The SuperDeafy Movie" — This was such a fun, awesome, movie going experience. I laughed, I got angry, but ultimately I was elated. Shhhhh!! I won’t give it away. A great film for all ages, definitely a family affair. It’s gaining momentum around the U.S.A but they have to pre-sell a certain number of tickets to guarantee the showing. Get out, support, and watch this film, because we need diverse films. We also need to see more of ‘us’ being represented. Which means WE have to be the first in line. ;-)

**There is another showing in MD this month and one coming up in D.C. Check TUGG for listings in your part of the country or follow on FB.**

\|m/ \|m/ - Have fun!

zwetshopboys:

It’s important for us (hearing people) to learn about Deaf culture, for the simple fact that any one of us can have a deaf child, and it is important that we allow them to live a life knowing they have other people like them.

it’s also important for us to remember that someone who is deaf is not broken or sick. 

Meet and interact with Deaf people if you can, or at the very least take up learning sign language and researching Deaf history. 

I don’t want to see anymore of these “fixed baby” videos, because your child was born deaf, not broken.

YES! I’m not broken, but I’ve always been made to think I am. 

beepbeep-pyrocar:

Kurt Ramborger is a chef where I work and was on Chopped. He’s also deaf. This opportunity means a lot to him and just signal boosting this will help him out a lot. It’s huge that this event is happening at all.

awildraxacoricofallapatorian:

Things to do for your hard of hearing friends:

  • Don’t whisper. Ever.
  • Don’t put your hands in front of your mouth.
  • Don’t refuse to repeat something you said. 
  • Don’t refuse to repeat something someone else said. 
  • Tell them if they are too quiet or too loud. 

slecnaztemnot:

You know what pisses me off? When people put on the automatic caption on youtube and laugh how unaccurate it is and make jokes about it.

Yeah, it’s sooo funny. 

Except it’s the only thing deaf and hard of hearing people get. Now imagine you are watching video without sound and only with those shitty subtitles. Let’s play “guess the meaning of this shit!”

I just don’t find them funny because I know they are the only subtitles available to me. 

Amen ^^