Category: Celebrities

The Uproar Over a Fake Sign Language Interpreter

“Ha oun i ie i no e ere ac a e hae ie. I s ha ieece e ha mae o he lies o oer at ill deerie he iifiace o e ife e ea.” — Nelson Mandela A little frustrating to not know what this sentence reads, isn’t it?  Welcome to my deaf life.... Read more »

A ChicagoNow Post on Harry Styles Ends Up in M Magazine

Despite being deaf, I could hear my daughter’s scream as she showed me a screen shot a friend had sent her.  “Mom! I’m in ‘M’ magazine!” A few weeks ago, my daughter and her friend attended the One Direction concert in Tinley Park.  They originally had seats in the fourth row, but the management moved... Read more »

Signing With Harry Styles at the One Direction Concert

This is a guest post from my daughter, Lauren Putz,  and her friend, Lauren Holtz:  Lauren Holtz and Lauren Putz We’d been waiting for more than a year since we’d bought our tickets for the One Direction concert. As we are both deaf and speak American Sign Language (ASL) fluently, we knew we wanted to... Read more »

Want to Learn American Sign Language? There's an App for That

  “Where can I learn American Sign Language?” This is a question I get over and over again, from families with deaf and hard of hearing children who want to sign with their kids as well as those who are curious about learning American Sign Language.   And from now on, I’m going to refer... Read more »

The Passion Test, Featured in O Magazine

It was no surprise to see The Passion Test featured in the November issue of O Magazine.   For the last year, I have been recommending this book, (along with Aspire by Kevin Hall), to those who are seeking change in their lives.  The Passion Test, by Janet and Chris Attwood, is the “effortless path to... Read more »

Eva Longoria, Marlee Matlin, Felicity Huffman and Ken Paves at GLAD

The House of Blues in LA was rocking on Sunday night for a fundraising benefit for the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness. It was a star-studded event with Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman from Desperate Housewives, celebrity hairstylist, Ken Paves, Celebrity Apprentice finalist, Marlee Matlin, Kim Kardashian, and the cast from ABC Family’s Switched... Read more »