has happened in one weekend that stirred me to write a blog. I have been processing all morning of what has happened in the last few days.
The term “Better Hearing and Speech Month” leaves an unpleasant taste in my mouth. Every May this event is celebrated and meant to bring awareness about communication disorders and hearing health. I realise that was last month, but I’ve been sitting on this thought and trying to find a way to express it in a way that makes people receptive to hearing me out. I can’t help but feel that this celebration is negative towards all deaf people or those who communicate differently. It is in my experience that society’s expectations of its citizens are that we are to speak perfectly, hear fully and live well free of deafness. For the purpose of clarity I’m referring to audiology in this blog.
Look at this amazing group. Our first mix and mingle event of the We Can Community of Women Entrepreneurs at Seaway Coworking. This happened on Tuesday May 17. It was a nice change of scenery. I had the pleasure to meet new people, and we network about our businesses. It’s inspiring; learning of their progress, their success and how far they have come. Most of us started with We Can to thrive when the pandemic hit.
To be honest, I was a nervous wreck. It has been two years of us meeting virtually. I would easily hide behind the camera…
I am not asking permission at the seat of the table. I am pulling up my own chair, to bring you awareness about the issues important to certain individuals to have a voice.
There has been an increased recognition of diversity, equity and inclusion within organizations or institutions. They have adjusted their policies to have proper representation in their workplace. Women and visible minorities, people with disabilities have been often included in the policies. That has not been the case for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafened.
Metro in Kingston, I have to praise one of the staff. Last night I lined up to pay for my groceries, the cashier cleaned the surface before I put my groceries down. I proceed to where I pay with my debit. I signed “1 BAG”, it’s universally obvious. She stocked my items in the bag,
The International Week of Deaf People has been celebrated during the last full week of September, Sept 20-26, 2021. Last week, we came together to recognize that deaf people have our own communities, our own cultures, our own languages, sign languages, which unite us all. This year’s theme for the International Week of Deaf People
It’s that time of the year to sign up for ASL classes with Leah, classes starts next week! ASL 1 Tuesdays at 7pmASL 2 Thursdays at 7pmASL 3 Tuesdays at 11amASL 4 Wednesdays at 11am Sign up here
Canada’s Federal elections are happening these days. Elections will take place on Monday, September 20. Candidates are out in full force; making live streams on social media, doing interviews, going door to door, sending out flyers in mails, and making phone calls, etc. Promises are being made, discussions being held among the community. Signs posted on
OK, you asked and I listened! Go over on my website through the service page you’ll find Business ASL for those who took Corporate Learning training or will realize it benefits their business, here are modules to learn and review signs for specific words and phrases related to your workplace environment at your own pace.
Beyond the Mindset Success Planner 2021 reduced to $20! It’s never too late to get a planner. It has everything you can ask for in a planner. Daily spreads to prompt you to define personal and professional priorities. Inspiration quotes and illustrated sign language to get you on track to keep pushing forward. And more!