Doing More Harm than Good

sComm: Doing More Harm than Good

(See the bottom of this page for a link to sComm's response to this and my follow-up response. I have also posted updates based on new information.) A friend texted and told me to look at the sComm Facebook page; sComm is the company that markets the UbiDuo device. Saying it enables “the Deaf, … [Continue reading]

Power of Me Retreat Interview with Trudy Suggs


  I recently did an interview with Global Deaf Women for its Power of Me Retreat, sharing my experiences as a business owner. I'm really looking forward to finally participating in this retreat; I've heard many great things about it from previous years. It also has a great speaker list this … [Continue reading]

Remembering Chuck Baird (1947-2012)

Remembering Chuck Baird (1947-2012)

I first met Chuck Baird when I was 10. My parents took me to see King of Hearts, a magnificent production by the National Theatre of the Deaf. To this … [Continue reading]

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

I first saw the term DEAF-HEART at an interpreting conference back in the early 2000s. There was a heated discussion in a workshop, and an interpreter … [Continue reading]

2014 Holiday Hop: A Spotlight on Deaf-Owned Businesses

T.S. Writing Services (TSW) and Your Desk's Assistant (YDA), two deaf-owned small businesses, have come together to create an exciting, never-before … [Continue reading]

The Power of the Written Word

The Power of the Written Word

My oldest, six years old, has started to understand how powerful the written word can be. I’ve been marveling at her acquisition of English as a … [Continue reading]

Workshop: Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter on November 19

Deaf disempowerment

Note: This is an online workshop geared to interpreters. If you click on the image, it will open a PDF file that you can then print and send … [Continue reading]

Workshop: Think of a Word, Quick! on Sept. 6

  If you're in the Washington, D.C. area, sign up for the always fun THINK OF A WORD, QUICK! workshop. It's on Sept. 6, and is a great way to … [Continue reading]

Upcoming workshops! (updated 7/10/14)

People have been asking when I'm presenting and where. So while this is far from a complete list, here are a few. April 26: Deaf Disempowerment and … [Continue reading]

To Lead or Not to Lead? Sharing Power in the Field of Interpreting

This article originally appeared in the spring/summer 2014 issue of the RID VIEWS (Volume 31, Issue 2). View it as a PDF … [Continue reading]