Category Archives: The Deaf Dream

DEAF and ASL Online Internships

The day our interns started their internships for The Deaf Dream last year, I cried…a lot. Since May 2012, I had been running as hard as possible to start a small non-profit organization. Amazing people have helped along the way–Elizabeth, … Continue reading

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The Interpreter was Fake? Hallelujah!

I hate to admit it, but I am kind of grateful to Thamsanqa Jantjie. Call me crazy, but he has done something for (to?) the Deaf community that seemed unattainable last week: He unconsciously brought Deaf rights to the world stage. … Continue reading

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Thank You Mr. Mandela

In my rush to write about the fake interpreter yesterday, I failed to express my gratitude for a great man. He truly was a symbol to the world that oppression will not last. I think of Nelson Mandela as more than … Continue reading

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Mandela Memorial Interpreter: The Same Old Oppression

Originally posted on The Deaf Dream:
Destiny Yarbro Founder & CEO In the tumult of this week’s news, many may wonder why a fake interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was such a big deal. After all, the memorial wasn’t for…

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The Life Cycle of an ASL Student

You’ve discovered the magic of ASL. You’re the teacher’s pet in your class. You watch ASL videos on YouTube like a fiend. You even go to an occasional Deaf event.            (Well, no one said you … Continue reading

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Things that happen only to Deaf people

Originally posted on Lexington School for the Deaf:
Whether you’re a signer, a lipreader, a hearing aid wearer or a cochlear implant user (or maybe a bit of each of those), there are some things that truly only happen to…

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My Year of 367 Days; My Year of Change

This year was made up of impossibilities. I mean, who gets to live 367 days in one year?   VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD   My New Year resolutions for this year are completely different from any year before. While I … Continue reading

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