We often complain that our hearing, non-signing family and friends fail to communicate with us. Missy reminds us what the word communication really means. Is it the right way to say what we feel? She suggests an alternative. Do you agree? Watch and find out.
Get an insight into Missy’s View on the underappreciated notion of accountability in this video. Are Deaf people accountable when it comes to recognizing the skills, the talents, and the serviceability of those asked to perform a task or duty, the deaf enlisting services of other deaf people? It is time to compensate our own […]
Watch how Missy gives her view into expectation for deaf people on establishing communication with hearing people using American Sign Language (ASL). Expectations based on learning what is generally our first language, ASL. If we are to overcome language barriers, we are to have expectation with the hearing world to adapt to ASL, rather than […]
Missy’s latest video is on the scene of a Deaf Senior fundraiser. In this short but sweet video, she talks about how we need to contribute and support homes for Deaf seniors. There aren’t enough… when you get old, you’d like to live with other Deaf, right?
What do you know about cactuses? You think they’re unimportant plants? Think again! Missy explains a lot that we never knew about the majestic prickly cactus. For example, did you know that they provide sustenance to many desert animals? Did you know they can hold water for THREE years?! We didn’t think so! Watch this […]
Are you a defender of the Deaf? Missy explains why we need defenders and warriors badly. You might not realize how oppressed we are! We are going to be fighting this battle until we die. Watch to understand why.
Missy discusses various issues regarding deaf culture, deaf people and sign language with her two special guests on this episode of Missy’s View, which was filmed live at the DeafNation Expo in Phoenix!
In her latest vlog, Missy discusses the act of gratitude, appreciating the little considerations that others make for us. She focuses on hearing people who have learned a little sign language. By advising us not to dismiss them, but rather thank them, Missy reminds us that by learning even just a few words of sign […]
Missy follows up with an update on her original video, “The Value of Paper Money,” when her daughter had tore a $20 bill in half. Now Missy explains what has happened since that original video, and just how the system works in case you find yourself with half of a $20 bill. See the original […]
Have you ever thought carefully about the ASL sign for “equal” means? When you say you want to be equal to another, it often means being equal in more ways than one. And ultimately, you might not always want to remain equal when you really think about all of its meanings. Take a look on […]
Christmas is filled with history and best of all, stories. Watch Missy’s ASL version of Santa’s Story, a wonderful story about the spirit of Christmas and Santa Claus, wonderful for children and complete with beautiful ASL.
Missy’s View returns after a brief hiatus after Missy celebrated the birth of a new addition to her family! On this episode, Missy talks about her experience signing to babies, and when she chooses to start signing to her baby.
We all treat our money as something much more than just paper. But when Missy’s daughter treats a $20 like she would any other paper, Missy runs into a problem of what to do with her $20 bill and wonders what happens then.
On this episode of Missy’s View, Missy ponders one of Helen Keller’s well known quotes; “Blindness separates us from things, but deafness separates us from people.” Just what does this mean to a Deaf person, and is this quote still relevant today?
Missy explores the age-old question of whether a glass is half-empty or half-full. A person’s response often reflects their state of mind and personality type, and very often people have different answers. But Missy gives a new look on this question, and gives you a different perspective on whether a glass is half-empty or half-full.
Missy takes you through a reading of Shel Silverstein’s poem, “Deaf Donald.” This little known poem for children talks about Deaf Donald and Talkie Sue, and how a language barrier led them to lose each other. See the latest edition of Missy’s View to get a taste of poetry!
On the newest edition of Missy’s View, Missy analyzes and explores a large picture in one of her favorite Mexican restaurants in Arizona. She shares the poem on the picture, “Viva Zapata!” and thinks about the influence of Mexican culture. Does Deaf culture share similarities with the pride that Mexican culture has? What makes our […]
Have you ever thought about what the word “Talk” means? You may have your own definition, but you’d be surprised to learn that so do other people. Not everyone has the same definition of Talk, and sometimes a different definition will lead to an awkward moment. See what Missy’s View is on the various definitions […]