Category Archives: My Opinion on…Stuff

The Lord Protects His Missionaries

My mission story was published on “Don’t Stop, Sargeant” – a site for early return missionaries. How often I hear members say, “The Lord protects His missionaries.” And it’s true. He does watch out for us. Significantly less 18 to … Continue reading

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How Many Spoons Do I Have Left? What I Wish Everyone Understood About Seizures

Some of you know I have a type of seizure disorder. It affects my life more some days than other days. Until the last two years I’ve tried to pretend it doesn’t exist and avoided telling people about it. Thankfully, … Continue reading

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Miracles are Happening in Turkey!

In the summer of 2013, I had the amazing opportunity to live in Istanbul for a few months. The LDS branch [congregation] was made up of converted orthodox Christians, Muslims, and others which brought such a unique and sweet spirit … Continue reading

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19 Ways the Deaf World is Hogwarts

Hermione: “Feels strange to be going home, doesn’t it?” Harry: “I’m not going home. Not really.”   1. Just like the world of magic exists alongside the ignorant muggle world, the Deaf world exists alongside the hearing world.      …Often … Continue reading

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How to Make a Switched at Birth Episode

Whelp, Switched at Birth is back as of last night. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great having a TV show with Deaf people, culture, and language, but sometimes I feel like I’m wading through swamp of drama…drama…………..DRAMA. For those of … Continue reading

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8 Best Movies about Deaf World

Although not at all a comprehensive list, here are some of the classics that you have to start with when you delve into the Deaf World! For ASL students, this is a good Deaf movie list to start with. They … Continue reading

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My All-in-One, Ever-Growing, All-Encompassing List of Books on Deaf Culture and Community (33 and Counting!)

I’m no expert – just pulling together the books I’ve come across and loved. No particular order, just a small summary on each (and about a million hours worth of copy-and-pasting links to Amazon for you so you can buy … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Deaf Day?!?

What if you walked onto campus today and saw this sign: What would you think? How would people react? I can tell you one thing: firing the university president wouldn’t be out of the question and students would start well-deserved protests. The … Continue reading

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5 MORE Best Books on Deaf Culture

My last post, 5 Best Books on Deaf Culture, has had consistent views for the last couple of years. It’s about time I updated with 5 MORE best books on Deaf culture! Let me know if I’m missing one that … Continue reading

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The Interpreter was Fake? Hallelujah!

I hate to admit it, but I am kind of grateful to Thamsanqa Jantjie. Call me crazy, but he has done something for (to?) the Deaf community that seemed unattainable last week: He unconsciously brought Deaf rights to the world stage. … Continue reading

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