Sojourner (Taken by D.A. Thompson) It was amazing meeting Sarah Palin! She is an amazing woman. Because I am deaf you would think I am a democrat but I am not. I believe that the policies of this woman are important. The biggest reason is because she is a God-fearing leader. She is solid with her beliefs and knows how important it is to keep the nation under God or the na...
Thu, Oct 23 2008
I am trying to catch up with most of the issues in Deafread...
Sojourner I am trying to catch up with most of the issues in Deafread and Deafvideo.tv. I have some questions regarding Deafhood. Personally, I’ve gone to a workshop but I have not read the book yet. It is sitting in my car and I need to start it soon. Right now, there are plenty of definitions within this single term, Deafhood (both negative and positive). Is Deafhood someth...
Thu, Aug 14 2008
Sojourner Purple Sun Colorful stories were for ears with powerful drums, Golden drums of exotic and smooth leather, well worn, Ready to make beautiful music, stories. My drums are old. They never worked, since the day I was born. They are not gold and no music is made from them. But my eyes are my ears. I can see birds chirping as they land on a branch Sunshine breaking thro...
Thu, Aug 07 2008
Melody = ASL
Sojourner I learned something new today. I never knew that there were significant specifics within music. At my poetry workshop this evening, a fellow poet wrote a piece about Melody with beautiful details. I had the chance to “taste” this sensory that I have/will never fully comprehend. To use Wikipedia, melody is described as, “tune, voice, or line, is a series of linear even...
Thu, Jun 19 2008
Sojourner "we have not abandoned the gun, we have recognized the importance of the hammer to build. we must build educational facilities. we must build medical facilities. and we must keep our guns within reach to defend our right to build." -Bobby Seale- What is our “gun”? The very object that you guys name it as “militant.” Whatever that is to you, Militant, ok so be it. The ...
Sun, Jun 08 2008
I had a dream about deafness
Sojourner Drenched rags with saliva had its sanctuary on a wooden display table. Rags were used to hold the tongue of a deaf person to teach them how to properly move their tongue While speaking. Hearing aids with dirty molds rested on a mantelpiece. Hearing aids were used to assist deaf people to better hear sounds and to be able to Speak. Charts with several letters, "Ba" "Ch...
Sat, Jun 07 2008
Deaf People Are Sex Manics
Sojourner BABEL (2006) Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.At first, I was excited to see this movie. I like movies about cultures. This movie is powerful and shows the stereotypes of different groups (Mexican, American tourists, Moroccan desert life, Deaf, Japanese). For the Mexican character, a woman is a maid and works for a rich white American family. The maid's family ...
Thu, Jun 05 2008
Are You With Us?
Sojourner Native Americans came together and fought against Europeans who regarded them as savages. Native Americans fought for their humanity. Black people went through similar tribulations for similar reasons. Deaf people, with no question, feel the same way. This is the core of our current concerns with saving Deaf babies. Now, CI users, do you agree with us? Do you value yo...
Thu, Jun 05 2008
Thank you, Hearing parents who learn ASL
Sojourner For Mum Who CrawledThe sky was the only wayBut it wasn't for meI couldn't fly. I was born without wings,You bent your wings and hid them.You crawled with me.My knees got dirty,You let yours get scrapes.Some people got fake wings.You didn't believe in that.You wanted me to be true.You were right.I would have torn them off.You learned my language before me.I became fast...
Thu, May 15 2008
It is about the long history not Matt Hamill
Sojourner Based on Aidan’s vlog, [link] I agree with her. It is based on Matt’s personal decision because it is going to be about his autobiography which includes raw openness and honesty about his life/experiences. I personally believe that some of us who felt it was a wrong decision to have a Hearing person act as a Deaf role, were more focused on the bigger picture, the lo...
Tue, May 13 2008
Sexism in Deaf World
Sojourner Hi all, I am doing a research for my Feminist Theory class about genders in Deaf community. My personal opinion is that it does not exist as much as it does in Hearing community. The reason why,... we are still oppressed. We are still a group that is not regarded as a culture in this world as much as any other. Those traits make us closer with each other and there are...
Sat, May 10 2008
Diversity World not Hearing World
Sojourner Deaf people have language of their own; they have a beautiful community with similar beliefs and tradition which creates a culture of their own. They hardly ever think about their “deafness” not unless a hearing person reminds them, “can you read lips?” Or when a hearing person stares at the gesture, “paper and pen.” Or when hearing operators hang up on their relay ca...
Sun, May 04 2008
Pimping with SSI
Sojourner "Every deaf human born into this society with broken ear drums is a target for mental curse which becomes a deaf-mute robot who strives and hungers for the approval and favor of their enemies." Iceberg Slim's quote inspired me to write this, his actual quote is, "Every male human born into this society with black skin is a target for physical or psychological murder ...
Sat, May 03 2008
Colonized - African Americans and Deaf People
Sojourner It is not hard to relate to the history of Black people. The whole process for them is the exact same process we, Deaf people have been experiencing. Unfortunately, we are still in the process. Here is a powerful statement of one of my all time favorite theorists, Fanon. "I have no wish to be the victim of the Fraud of a black world. My life should not be devoted...
Sat, May 03 2008
Implanters, Get Over It!
Sojourner Those who have CI, good for you. We like you as a person. We just don't want to get implanted. We don't want our next generation to be filled of implanters/less ASL. The more you speak, the less you use ASL. Education of why CI is good, helpful isn't needed anymore. We know. We only made our choice as you did. SAY NO TO CI!
Fri, May 02 2008
Sojourner Hi everyone! My name is Allison Tyler, call me Ali...I do not have a good webcam and cannot do a vlog. Am planning on getting one very soon.I need some help with my Research paper. I need to collectdifferent folklores, legends, jokes, etc from our Deaf community.Do you know any famous or good folklores? Legends? If so, please let me know. For example, ASL Dragon is a ...
Mon, Apr 28 2008
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