I am very excited to announce that I have tickets to go to Rochester for six days (August 25-30), then off to my next chapter in Denmark with Frontrunners for nine months starting August 31st! I got what was probably one of the best flights ever in terms of timing, cost, and layovers. First from Rochester at 3:30ish to Toronto (a paltry one hour flight), wait there for about four and half hours, then leaving at 9 PM – direct from Toronto to Copenhagen! I’ll be arriving in Copenhagen at around 10:20 AM, so that will give me time to look around a little before taking a three-hour-long horse-drawn carriage (train) ride to Vejle. And Vejle is where I will await my chariot (van) to bear me to Castberggård, where I will spend nine months consorting with like-minded others.
Okay, I might have gone a little over the top at the end there, but I’m excited!
My new video! I’ll post an album of photos on my Facebook page (Rogan Shannon) and some of my favorites on Instagram (shan_no_nosays)
I know it’s been a while since I posted anything, but I’ve been a bit busy, what with flying to Alaska and being stuck with spotty service and a ridiculously slow Wi-Fi. This is just a short mishmash video but I will upload a video of my whole Alaska trip soon!
Okay, so some of you might not know, but I will be flying to Denmark this August for an amazing leadership program called Frontrunners. I recently saw this Buzzfeed article, and yeah, I’ll probably be ruined seeing I’m going to be there for nine months. BUT I’M SO EXCITED FOR IT.
The article below perfectly sums up what every person who knows sign language has experienced at least once. The fact that so many people are clueless about a multitude of sign languages existing in the world. I mean, did you really think there was only one international sign language while there are so many different spoken languages? Sign language developed the exact same way spoken language did, separately. There are even regional signs, especially here in the US because it’s a big place.
Here’s What You Probably Don’t Know About Sign Language
Great documentary about three people finding their Deaf identity! I can never emphasize how important it is for Deaf children to have language at a young age, and usually the best option is some form of sign language. I am still dumbfounded by how many people do not understand that more often than not, speech/spoken language is not the best avenue for those who have lost their hearing (hello, unable to hear what’s being said?). I could go on and on, but I won’t. Go watch the video! Perhaps I should make a YouTube video of my thoughts… Hmm…
(Subtitles available for the signing-impaired and those who can’t understand BSL)
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Hello! I decided to set up this website because I have several social media accounts, and not everyone knows of them/follows them so I thought I’d make this an one-stop for everything Rogan Shannon. I will try my best to be good about updating this website as I post new stuff, but we shall see! I do intend to use this often during my time in Europe, so this will be a good place for those who want to follow my travels there.