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Deaf Culture PSA

Today I was in Wal-Mart, doing my thing, buying groceries, the usual, when I bump into one of my friends from high school. We’re having a grand ol’ time catching up and whatnot when this lady by the dairy section (across from us) turns and just..stares.

Like, full on, “I’m at the zoo” stare. I catch her eye, smile, wave, whatever, thinking she would move along with her shopping, but it didn’t even faze the woman.

For those of you who don’t know me very well, I was born Deaf, and while I can read lips pretty well, I rely on sign language for most of my communication. My friend went to the same Deaf School as me, and also uses ASL- however, she has a cochlear, and can make out the jist of conversations.

For those of you who are interested in learning or are currently learning sign language, please come up and say hello! We totally understand if you’re a beginner, and would love to help further your skills. That being said, we aren’t a spectacle or a show. We’re normal people, like you, who just use a little different method to communicate. Please don’t stare at us like we’re this oddity, because quite frankly, we’re not.

There are a lot of people who get this, but it amazes me sometimes in this day and age that the Deaf community is treated this way by some. Take some time and study a little about Deaf culture, learn about my community, and remember that even if I can’t hear, I can still see you staring, and I can still feel like a second-class show.

“Sery taught me how to walk the woods, how to roll my first cigarette. When Lukomorie closed its doors to travelers and trade, he stayed behind to watch the village borders. We met at a crossroads on Kupala night. That should have been my first sign of warning – or the fact that someone has stapled his mouth shut.”

A little nervous and a little excited to start unveiling this project now about half a year in the making. I’ll be exploring a draft of a story set in a high fantasy world and drawing heavily from Slavic and Russian tales as influences using story beats, illustration, and character designs. I am also trying to find a way to combine more of my traditional work with digital painting, so a lot of these will be a little exploratory : )

High res and some process pictures on my artstation: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Yx4yb

Quick fic update- So I have an unexpected (not bad, just unexpected) book deadline by the end of this month, so right now I’m scrambling to get this manuscript finished for my editor before the 30th.  I’m also moving house at the end of next month, which means that most of my fic updates are going to be very sporadic, and any projects I’m taking on might get bumped until March.

If you’re the high bidder on the FTH auction and you want to talk about your potential bid-win since bidding closes tomorrow, best time to contact me about it would be now–to make sure that I’m okay with writing what you have in mind (if you want to drop out you can, and next highest bidder will get your place). 

Between now and mid-March is going to be hectic.  Mostly good things, but I wanted to write a quick update here since I know everyone is used to me cranking out chapters and fic every few days.  And it’s also why, if you IM me, I might not get to it for a while.  I promise it’s nothing personal, I’m just a bit snowed under.

But luckily I work well under pressure :p

Thanks <3

anonymous asked:

yo like im sOOO DEPRESSEDDD, this guy that im in love with for 4 fuckin years now has a gf and sometimes im like "whatever i need to focus on myself fuck his ass" and then times like now im like "wowowoow wtf can she not fucking do that". theyre both gonna be at prom together tho and thats kinda why i dont wanna go so pls tell me how to deal

I’m sorry hon. From what it sounds like, you’re in high school yeah? It hurts a whole lot now, let it hurt. Don’t try to push yourself to be over it because it won’t work. Now, when you’re ready to get over him, allow me to tell you that he will most likely not matter in a year. Take this time to Focus on your friendships. Sometimes guys we like get girlfriends and most of the time, we’re better off. Don’t skip fun things to avoid them either. Go to prom, get really dressed up and have a ton of fun. Fun is a great remedy for a broken heart, trust me.

anonymous asked:

hey do u know where to find that pic that rhett was talking about today? i havent seen it and i cant seem to find it by googling?

i can’t find a high res version of it but there’s just this reposted version i found >< and i’m not sure who to credit …..

anonymous asked:

Guys who don't let girls wear what they want to wear because "they're only allowed to look like that for them" i find that girls have sort of turned this unnecessary protectiveness into a kink, and it's creepy.

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girls should be able to wear what they want without a man’s permission like it’s your body you should be able to do you (but if you’re in high school and have a dress code try to at least follow those codes)