officialnatasharomanoff:

slecnaztemnot:

nmscares:

#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?"
"Talking?"
"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.

officialnatasharomanoff:

slecnaztemnot:

nmscares:

#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?"

"Talking?"

"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.

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fieryfilms:

Free sumarizes the stress of school in less than a minute.

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aobasluttygaki:

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First we’ve got Makoto, I don’t think this is much of a surprise. The boy is tall, and look at wink he’s got going, he knows its something to be proud of.

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Then theres Rin, maybe not the longest but who needs length when you’ve got thickness, that’s where its at,…

what about Nagisa, he has two…

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scarfboyfriends:

socksnanimation:

But imagine this
Hungary walking into Germany’s house and opens the door to the living room
And she sees Germany, Austria, Prussia, and Switzerland sitting on the floor having a tea party with Liechtenstein
Can someone please draw this I need it

i like this idea

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aiichiroun:

matduka:

aiichiroun:

y’all can have the dirtiest headcanons for characters of this show but they’re all fictional while only ONE THING IS CANON

let us never forget the time rin cleaned ai’s desk and found his porn

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baby duckling’s outran y’all

Fun fact, the pink porn books in japan are for women. This is a gay porn magazine.

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masterbuildercam:

huffy-lemon:

Please be nice to moths 

They spend their whole caterpillar lives thinking theyre going to be beautiful butterflies and then they turn out ugly and everyone hates them.

Please be nice to moths

get out of here, moths are freaking gorgeous have you even seen them

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what is there to not love about moths

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Reblog if you were alive when Pluto was a planet

literal-dragons:

that-god-awful-celine-dion-song:

goodnight-sammy:

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Before 2003…just for clarification

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WADE WILSON DID ACCURATE SIGN LANGUAGE TO CLINT BARTON

awblogno:

THIS IS NOT A DRILL

I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL

pleatedjeans:

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