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Mandela Memorial Interpreter: The Same Old Oppression

I figure I should make my opinion known while the earth’s eyes are open to the Deaf world for a moment. A fake interpreter reveals a deeper, darker problem in the world at large: Deaf are still oppressed.

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The Life Cycle of an ASL Student

You’ve discovered the magic of ASL. You’re the teacher’s pet in your class. You watch ASL videos on YouTube like a fiend. You even go to an occasional Deaf event.            (Well, no one said you … Continue reading

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Sarcophagi, Harems, and Dancing in the Streets

I’ve done more in the last couple of weeks than the majority of my travels this year. So I decided to be a little lazy and throw some of the random activities into one blog post for those of you … Continue reading

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Met a Deaf Family in Istanbul!

Had the most INCREDIBLE day! As of a couple of days ago, I am now staying with my friend, Melissa, from the LDS Turkish branch. We went to find a bank this afternoon at Taksim and as we were making … Continue reading

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Ramazan Dinner with my Turkish Family

I’m having an incredible time here in Istanbul! One of the best parts about arriving in July is that I’m here for Ramadan month (or “Ramazan” here in Turkey). It’s a month long fast (July 9th-August 7th) where Muslims fast … Continue reading

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Holey Moley: I’m in Turkey!

Dear Family, Today was the PERFECT first day in Istanbul! I am so exhausted but just so excited for my stay here in Turkey! THE DEAF DREAM This morning I left Germany and my wonderful “German family”. [I’ve been Au … Continue reading

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When traveling, sometimes you just have to trust people.

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM 14 June 2013   Had an incredible, crazy day. Saying thank you prayers for safety and just so content with my life! Cassie and I went on my first ever Vietnamese motorcycle to downtown for … Continue reading

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Back to Beautiful Vietnam

As a traveler, all countries influence you, change you, morph you into a different person. But there are certain countries that stay in your heart and never leave. Vietnam was one of those countries for me and for most of … Continue reading

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2 Nights in Qatar

On my way to and from Vietnam for The Deaf Dream, I was able to spend two nights in Qatar. As an avid journal-writer, I’ll just use my journal posts to tell of my thoughts at that time. 🙂 11 … Continue reading

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You know you’re in Vietnam when…

1. Bus Stops are more like “Bus Pauses”. Buses rarely stop here. They slow down (slightly) with the doors open so that someone can grab you to help you on board. Keep up or wait for the next bus, I … Continue reading

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