Well- almost, my camera came in the mail yesterday. Yeah, yeah I know I could have just taken a still shot of myself with the handy NEW! webcam, but I'm not completely ready to step from behind the lens just yet.
What gives? Well, for the next 14 weeks I will immerse myself in deaf culture and language-specifically ASL- as part of my anthropological studies. (Huh? Oh that...yes, that is a therapeutic cuff on my dominant hand, the Universe is funny that way.) I think- although everything is subject to change-I'm most interested in the experiences of differently-abled communities and cultures as a primary focus.
I know I haven't spoken much about my return to school- or much of anything lately as I've been busy marketing the Pretty in Peace rebranding project-but, the academic experience has been wholesome and rewarding, thus far. It all feels right, nothing is forced and the answers seem to nicely acquiesce with the questions. It's all been sort of an organic journey of understanding of the world around me. Just as every other program on every other channel or station seems to be talking, highlighting, stereotyping, dividing and boxing us by race, ethnicity, gender and ability, I'm on the sidelines armed with a book, a pen and an open determined mind. It's all pretty amazing, really.
And with that, I'm off to record my class introduction video.