sComm: An Update


Read my original article and open letter (available in ASL and English) before reading the below. Warning: This article includes graphic language. In March, I wrote an article objecting to sComm’s practice of promoting the UbiDuo as a replacement for interpreters. I then wrote an open letter … [Continue reading]

Deaf Life Magazine Person of the Month

How awesome. At the risk of tooting my own horn (does it make a difference if I don't hear the horn?), I learned that I had been chosen as Deaf Life Magazine's Person of the Month for May 2015. It's a bit startling to open up a magazine and see your face spanning the entire page. When I showed my … [Continue reading]

An email from sComm

My hosting company sent me this earlier today. Hi Trudy - We were contacted by the below company with the stated concern. Can you address this … [Continue reading]

Open letter to Jason Curry, sComm CEO

Open letter to Jason Curry, sComm CEO

(To learn more about this open letter, go here.) March 30, 2015 Mr. Curry: Thank you for the video you released on Friday, March 27, … [Continue reading]

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 in both ASL and English. I have also posted updates at … [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 … [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]