I’m literally crying rip me wth
#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?"
"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.
it always makes me laugh when my therapist asks if ive had thoughts abt dying because it’s like, does the pope shit in the woods??? are bears catholic??????
Who’s tired and feels less competent than a rock? This individual.
*very quiet voice* queer spaces need to be safe for people of faith too
For queer people of faith. Not for “I used to be homophobic, pat my back” people of faith. Not for “Jesus loves you ANY WAY, even though you’re a bad sinner” people of faith. Not for vague ally people of faith. Queer spaces for queer people.
Resources For Bisexual/Non-Monosexual, Queer + Questioning People:
- Bisexual People of Faith on Facebook - A community for bisexual people from all faith, religious, spiritual, spirit and wisdom traditions
- Blessed Bi Spirit edited by Rabbi Debra Kolodny - a collection of 32 articles, poems, prayers, and stories from bisexual men and women on a wide variety of spiritual paths
- Bisexuality: Making the Invisible the Visible in Faith Communities - a guidebook to aid congregation’s to welcome and minister to bisexual people and their families
SCORE: (3/5 stars)
Bashir’s about to turn 30 and is a bit grumpy about the prospect, which perplexes Garak, as aging brings respect and prestige on Cardassia. Bashir’s just not pleased about the idea of passing 30 and no longer being considered “young.” As they argue about the merits of Cardassian mystery novels, Quark introduces Bashir to an alien who’s seeking biomemetic gel, a controlled substance in the Federation. Bashir shoots him down and tells him that even asking for it is a felony, and suggests he leave immediately.
But he goes straight for the infirmary, looking for it. When Bashir finds him, he calls for security but gets a lightning shock to the temples when the alien attacks him, and he’s out. He comes to, but the station computer is nonfunctional, the lights are flickering, and the station itself appears empty. Exploring the Promenade, he finds Quark at his bar, cowering under a table. Sounds of breaking are heard in the bar, and as Bashir tries to get Quark to tell him what’s happened, a table goes flying across the bar and Quark flees.
Bashir wanders the Promenade, as information screens show nothing but static. One can also notice a touch of grey in his hair. As he enters Odo’s office, he runs into Garak, who barely knows more than Quark. He offers a few suggestions as to what has happened: perhaps it’s a virus. Or maybe a space anomaly (those seem to affect a stationary target so often in this series). Or perhaps the Dominion has finally made their move. They decide to split up to search the station and agree to meet back in an hour.
Polyamory is inconsistent with halacha :( As far as I can tell. Does anyone know anything different?
I FORGOT ABOUT THIS. How much am I willing to give up? That’s really the question here. And if the answer isn’t either “my queerness” or “my partner” idk what to do.
stop perpetuating the idea that someone is less valuable as a person or less deserving of respect because they cannot function enough to contribute to society in a typical fashion or do not have the means
some people cannot get jobs, get an education, or create art due to mental or physical disabilities, their monetary situation, their lack of resources or time, a social situation like abuse, or the simple lack of availability of these things
so don’t make fun of them for being dependent on others or “doing nothing all day”. they might be trying. they might have given up. they might simply be unable to do these things. and that’s okay, because they are valuable nonetheless. one’s value is not determined by how one progresses in a capitalist system, government-run education, or creative ability.