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My point of view on DBC…

Posted by chillygurlz on August 8, 2008

(comes out of shell)  That exactly how i feel when i joined deafread and Deaf Video TV…   I started vlogging, watching your vlogs,  most of u all inspired me to open up more so i not “stuck in a shell”.   Thank u all soo much, I love ya all!!!     alright now, i want to express to u my point of view about DBC (DEAF BILINGUAL COALITION)…     about deaf babies right to ASL,  u know the webpage about DBC,  the videos don’t captions or subtitles,   well i would think they should add captions, so that way hearing parent who just had a deaf baby can come across this message…  http://www.seekgeo.com/?p=1141                like Seek Geo said on his vlog, captions on vlog like DBC will help send out messages to everyone…   but yes i support DBC, for deaf babies right to ASL…  i think the hearing parents with deaf babies should choose that path to allow the deaf babies learn to sign…  ok about ASL for me,   u know when i was a baby,  when i was age one, my mom found out i was deaf,   she has never met a deaf person or anything so she was like, “what am i gonna do”…  so she checked around, as always, she did make right decisions for me,  she had me learn to sign at age 1,  i went to early start preschool with other deaf kids at age 2…   My mom always made sure i have a part of deaf culture and be exposed to deaf community…   she always had me go visit and hang out with this one deaf family who “adopted me” so i would have deaf role model peers…  my mom did a wonderful job doing that for me, i am thankful for that from her…  my whole family is hearing.   part of my family don’t accept me as deaf, other part of family accepts me as deaf.  only my mom and both of my grandma knew sign, but today both my grandma forgotten how to sign.  my mom is still doing alright with signing but not fluent.   u know i been watching different vlogs,  stories about deaf ppl who been abused in oral school in past,  I felt sorry for the deaf kids in past who were abused in oral school.  I learned from that,  it made me realize, we deaf kids today,  are lucky  cuz now in most schools, we have a choice of either, speaking only, speak and sign or just sign only, and can take speech class if want, although schools will always encourage speech class for all kids anyway.   so i enjoy watching stories about history related to deaf issues…  those stories really made an impact on me.   alright thanks for watching my vlog and I love u all vloggers…  i enjoy all ur vlogs…   I have learned alot from all of u and my signing skills have improved alot too…  thanks…

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American Sign Language ROCKS, because…

Posted by chillygurlz on July 9, 2008

There is musical parts mixed into this video…  This video is about, why is signing such a wonderful thing to have?  ASL is beautiful language.  why is signing important to us?  ASL is like music,  it a good exercise for ur hand and arm,  u know how some ppl say, “deaf ppl cannot feel or listen or enjoy music,” well other reason they are wrong,  some of us deafies can also play music in our mind, basically just making beats like, that why we deafies can dance cuz we think in our head about what music sounds like.  signing is very expressive and beautiful way of communicating…   You can sign in far distances from eachother and not bother anyone, cuz ur not yelling.   we can also chat in a quiet environment like library, movie theater, opera with sign, while hearies or non-signers cannot talk, they have to sit quiet while we signer can sign quietly during the movies, at the library and places like that.  Also can sign while your underwater in pools or ocean, since u cannot talk underwater.   those are good examples why signing is such a wonderful thing to have.  there are more good examples, feel free to comment your ideas…   suppose there was no signing for deafies, then we would just be “slient”,  some of us can talk but it is not easy to read lips from ppl.  we could write on note pad but then we would be wasting paper and killing more trees if pad and pen was our only source of communicating.    for me, with my hearing aid on, i can talk ok but when i take off my hearing aid, i find it harder to talk.  ASL ROCKS, ASL BEAUTIFUL…  thanks for watching my vlog…

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