Do You Hear the People Sing?” in ASL

Don’t stay silent, speak up and be united. You are not alone.

Fall behind

Both hands are in A hand shapes with thumbs upwards. The non-dominant hand stays still in front of the body while the dominant hand starts close to the non-dominant hand and then moves closer to the signer with slight wiggling at the wrist in the movement backwards. Non-manual markers may be facial expressions of exhaustion.

American Sign Language: Advanced Vocabulary 1.A


I made a new video! I hope you guys enjoy :)

Reblog if you think I should strictly stick to American Sign Language for the next four years

I still (try to) communicate orally most of the time and it is the f*cking worst. 

Nobody believes you when you say you’re Deaf (and then they forget ten seconds later.)

Nobody respects your choice to communicate the way YOU want to (what’s wrong with pen and paper?) 

Everybody gets annoyed when I can’t hear them (because they again, forget I’m Deaf.)

Everybody assumes I can read lips (and that it works like magic 100% of the time).

I’m complimented on my voice, I’m pitied, I’m prayed for (by family and strangers), and I’ve even visibly frightened and intimidated people with my inability to hear…on a DAILY BASIS.

I see no better way to stick it to Trump and the rest of the world than to be proud of who I am as a Deaf queer agender individual. And to stop trying to be someone I’m not. 

maigonokaze  asked:

Do you/any of your followers know a gender-neutral sign for "parent" in ASL? I know "mom" and "dad" and you can combine those signs to say "parents" (plural), but I don't know what just a nonbinary term for parent would look like. I'm trying to learn ASL so I can teach my kid, but I don't know what sign to teach them to use for me.

I do not speak ASL, so please forgive me if this answer is ignorant. It was the best I could come up with.

It appears that most gendered words in ASL are the same sign done either above the nose (male) or below the nose (female). To make the sign for parent neutral, you could do the motion for mother/father right at nose level.

If anyone who does know ASL has further knowledge about this or a better idea, please share!



Watch: Nyle DiMarco reminds voters what’s at stake on election day for people with disabilities

[Nyle DiMarco signing] You can keep this ad muted if you want and keep scrolling past it. But if you’re still listening to my voice, please know that there are a lot of people out there without one. Among the 50 million Americans living with a disability, many don’t have the ability to work, to travel, or to do countless other things you might take for granted. So this November, please consider voting for the only candidate with a plan to change that.


Captain America at Disneyland signing with a deaf guest.

This is so important!


Can you hear me crying

It is hard to tell in this photograph, but Ariel was signing to me! I am hard of hearing and there are times where I have to use ASL for communication. My mom told her that I couldn’t hear and immediately she turned asking (in sign), “You are deaf?”. I started sobbing, ugly happy sobs. In the time slot allotted we signed the entire time and it made my trip to Disney absolutely incredible. Think about that. Five minutes of just being able to communicate with a character made the long plane ride, long car ride, etc. worth it. The bonus is that Ariel is my favorite Disney princess. I felt included in a world that is tailored to the “norm” and it meant the world.

You… you told me once that you weren’t a hero. Umm, there were times I didn’t even think you were mouse, but let me tell you this: you were the best mouse, and the most mouse… mouse being that I’ve ever known, and no one will ever convince me that you told me a lie, and so… There. I was so alone, and I owe you so much. Please, there’s just one more thing, one more thing, one more miracle, Basil, for me. Don’t… be… dead. Would you, just for me, just stop it? Stop this.

Fucking Rick Riordan, man

Magnus Chase: the Hammer of Thor was fucking amazing??? Rick is basically educating the youth on so many topics/issues going on right now: a transgender & gender fluid child of Loki (as his/her mom), some LGBT+ kids being shunned out of their houses and forced to be homeless, racial prejudice in the police system, potential hardships a deaf person could face in a deaf-shaming world, cultural appropriation, human trafficking. Not to mention the hostilities he destroys (like the arranged marriage between Samirah and Amir being the cutest thing, and Sam taking flight lessons). AND PRETTY CLEAR IMPLICATIONS OF SWORD SEX????

I just love how Rick is just like, “fuck the system I’ll put all this shit in a children’s book.” he’s passed caring about what the public might think now that he’s on his bajillionth book. my idol