Tuesday, April 27, 2010

i am so proud of my brother (he is on your far left). he is on gallaudet university baseball team. he plays first base. this picture is featured on usa today. of course, i was such a proud sister that we bought 7 of it!
go bison :)

there was a comment made today that fueled me up. someone said "Today there is no reason for anyone to be deaf anymore. Cochlear implants are available and work wonderfully. I hear better now with my cochlear implant than I ever did with hearing aids before my hearing completely disappeared."
wow- that was a huge insult. deaf people can about do anything but hear. it is such a beautiful culture and language. i am proud to be a part of it, it is a part of my skin. i am hard of hearing but i call myself deaf because of my family and friends. i wont ever get ci because it would help me hear better. they need to respect that some of us dont want it. if some of them want it, okay. i respect people's wishes. they need to respect ours. otherwise if you have nothing nice to say, dont say anything at all.

we have a lot of accomplished deaf people out there. lawyers, doctors, actors, teachers, designers, models, and many more.

Angela Stratiy is an actor and comedian. Her website, DeafUtopia.com, provides workshops on ASL and Deaf culture, as well as solo comedy shows.

Jade Films is an independent film production company engaged in the development
and production of multi-media technology, video, broadcasting, television and film. The purpose of our mission is to raise the consciousness about African Americans and Latinos who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, whether culturally Deaf or with varied degrees of hearing loss who do not identify with Deaf culture.

Bernard Bragg is an accomplished actor, director, playwright and lecturer

Betty G. Miller is both a professional visual artist, and a professional counselor working in the field of alcohol and drug abuse with deaf and hard of hearing people. She holds an Ed.D. in art education from Penn State University; and is a certified alcohol and drug counselor (C.A.D.C., a certification formerly known as C.A.C., clinical alcohol counselor).

Chuck Baird is a masterful Deaf painter and teacher

Dr. Clayton Valli's Ph.D. in Linguistics and ASL Poetics from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio which he received in 1993 made him the first person ever to achieve a doctorate in ASL poetry. He was also the first individual to identify the features of ASL poetry as a literature genre in its own right.

Actress Deanne Bray. She is the star of “Sue Thomas: F.B.EYE,” and portrays a deaf woman who works as an undercover surveillant for the FBI.

Dummy Hoy is first deaf Major League baseball player.

Heather Whitestone McCallum is the first deaf Miss America

Marlee Matlin is an an Oscar-winning Deaf actress

Phyllis Frelich is a Tony award winning Deaf actress

Pinky the Deaf Juggler&Unicylclist

Terrylene Sachetti is a Deaf actress, poet, storyteller, mime and dancer

Trix Burce

performs amazing feats of American Sign Language skill, thrives on audience interaction, and enjoys accepting artistic challenges. With her creative storytelling, she brings into play various handshapes, classifiers, 3-D representations, personification, role shifts, international sign, and more. Let Trix take you on a roller coaster ride through ASL poetry, storytelling, and folk tales.

Curtis Pride is a Deaf Major League Baseball Player. He is currently coaching Gallaudet University Baseball Team which my brother is on.

Larry Walker is a Deaf National Football Player

Jim Kyte is a Deaf National Hockey Player

CJ Jones is a Deaf comedian actor

Shoshannah Stern is a Deaf actress

Micahel Davis is a Deaf actor

Russell Harvard is a Deaf actor

Tate Tullier is a Deaf Photographer

and many more to come!! :D


  1. "Many more to come".. Could that mean Krissy Hess will be next? I SURE HOPE SO!!!!!! :-D Can't wait until you hang your star in Hollywood.

  2. aw-- i sure hope i succeed! it would be an honor :D... well, should be i sure think so!!!! thanks for always believing in me

  3. You're welcome, sweetie!! And YES you will succeed!