Gatekeeping in the ASL Community | ASL Ponderings/Vlogmas

https://youtu.be/9BJ9to5o2cs This is a post that may make some people hate me. Hello and welcome to Vlogmas day five. I wanted to do an unscripted, and maybe minimal editing for this video, because this is something that's been bothering me for a while, and I just want to get it out. I think you could … Continue reading Gatekeeping in the ASL Community | ASL Ponderings/Vlogmas

Numbers | ASL Ponderings/Vlogmas

Video: https://youtu.be/wqSdXsJxW_s It's been a while since my last ASL Ponderings. Hello and welcome to Vlogmas day two and ASL Ponderings. Today, I want to talk about numbers and how you can change signs depending on context. I won't be going in-depth about this, because I feel like this is something a lot of people can … Continue reading Numbers | ASL Ponderings/Vlogmas

Birthday, Strawberry, Garbage, Hospital, Pretend | Regional Signs

Video: https://youtu.be/kd_w7ndjRpw This is for Deaf Awareness Month, but it's also the start of a new series! Welcome to my new series, Regional Signs. Yes, there is such a thing. People think that ASL is exactly the same everywhere. Well. Let me tell you right now, it's not. Yeah, it's true, there's a lot more standardized signs. … Continue reading Birthday, Strawberry, Garbage, Hospital, Pretend | Regional Signs

Sign Names | ASL Ponderings + Deaf Awareness Month

Video: https://youtu.be/J5TFvlWeBjw So... I'm finally getting around to Deaf Awareness Month videos. Oops! Hello and welcome to a crash course in sign names. This is an ASL Ponderings slash Deaf Awareness Month video. I'm going to start with the basics: what is a sign name? In the signing community, sign names are a way to identify who … Continue reading Sign Names | ASL Ponderings + Deaf Awareness Month

Geographical Representation | ASL Ponderings

Video: https://youtu.be/DoJe-4c7WmE New ASL ponderings! Hello and welcome. Today I want to talk about something that sometimes is confusing to ASL students. As you saw from the title, I want to talk about signs relating to geography. I sometimes will see people think that you need to sign it as the other person would see … Continue reading Geographical Representation | ASL Ponderings

Symbols of Representation | ASL Ponderings

Video: https://youtu.be/DirMyjDOIHU I’m going to try to do this with minimal editing, because I’m on a time crunch and I don’t want to take 500 years doing this post/video. So. Hello and welcome! Today’s another ASL Ponderings. What I want to talk about today is representation of a community. Now, if you don’t know, lately, there’s … Continue reading Symbols of Representation | ASL Ponderings