Web Crush Wednesdays: ASL Stew

web crush wednesdaysDeaf people and Deaf culture have been seen more and more in our pop culture, and with celebrities like Marlee Matlin and Nyle DiMarco (#RedefiningDance), more and more people are realizing the importance of Deaf representation. Even Doctor Who managed to skirt cultural appropriation in their last series—in the episodes “Under the Lake”/”Before the Flood”, writer Toby Whithouse had wanted to include a character who could lip-read, but rather than write a hearing character who knew how to lip-read, he decided to include an actual Deaf character after remembering a writing festival he’d attended where including roles for characters with disabilities had been emphasized.

However, many writers, unfortunately, don’t come to the same conclusion as Whithouse, and many, for a number of reasons, don’t know much about Deaf culture or Deaf people. Fortunately, today’s web crush is a great educational and entertaining resource on just that.

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Web Crush Wednesdays: carohoku and Welcome to Night Vale in ASL

webcrush picAs we are all no doubt aware by now, Night Vale of Welcome to Night Vale is a friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and Cecil Gershwin Palmer is the radio host who narrates all the community goings-on to his lovely listenership. But what about the part of the community which wants to watch a podcast rather than listen to it? That’s where today’s web crush comes in.

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