l0kasenna:

officialnatasharomanoff:

slecnaztemnot:

nmscares:

#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.

She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.

"No… They don’t, actually."

"And how do you communicate, then?"

"Talking?"

"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"

"It is, sometimes."

"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.

But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”

It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.

i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.

little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.

homicideluke:

If there are boundaries, I will try to knock them down
I’m latching on, babe, now I know what I have found

"Are you feeling sick, casey? Please, we need you." —andysmcnally

The Ebola has not yet penetrated Nacogdoches. All is well. 

markbarkov:

The Following Season Two Gag Reel, brought to you by maxherdy.

you can never go back once you’ve heard Sam Smith

like, ive had his album for months but im having a really bad I Miss Rookie Blue day, and everything is reinding me of them

Title: Make It To Me
Artist: Sam Smith
Played: 37383 times

joeydeangelis:

Sam Smith
"Make It To Me"
In The Loneliest Hour

you’re the one designed for me
a distant stranger that i will complete
i know you’re out there; we’re meant to be
so keep your head down and make it to me


also Make it To Me really screams Sam pre Andy

I LOVE your glasses!

Thank you! I just got them last week!!