Transcript of the poems:
Being silent or having silence is powerful.
People misunderstand the meaning of “deaf--”
If you are able to talk normal, you are not Deaf enough,
Or are no longer Deaf.
That all Deaf people should know sign.
That all Deaf people should read lips.
That Deaf people should not hear at all.
That Deaf people have no other alternatives to ASL interpretation.
That Deaf people cannot enjoy music.
Crank up the music and it should work by feeling vibrations
[Sound of crickets noise appear]
I am just that good of hiding it
Being in silence has a power
I am in silent, is a choice in power
As I woke,
As I need to turn off,
As I need a moment to myself,
As I become tired,
As I become helpless,
As I become uncertain,
I am solo.
Let me remind you again...
ASL is not a flashy, for show off,
or any means that is use.
it is a language.
A real language.
A real language that ties to a culture.
A real language that ties to a history.
A real language that ties to a identity.
A real language that ties to a privilege.
A real language that ties to a level of understanding.
A real language that ties to trust.
ASL performer No Control over
-THINK THINK THINK THINK THINK
Knowing my scripts
Am I prepare to know I am ready to do?
How does this work?
Does it go well?
Where's my backup
ASL interpreters Control over
Partially no control over
-CONTENT CONTENT CONTENT CONTENT
Script being passed on- no maps or route to direction
Must interpret exact- ENGLISH to ASL translation
Must try to pass the information as possible
Requires:Debrief, meeting and feedback
No Control over
Friendly in terms
Casual chatting more in desire than to work
Requires: emotional labour
Audience Control over
Fascination with hand waving,
Gesturing with body mime
Expression to compute
Requires: perspectives- empathy
No Control over