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All my life I’ve dreamt of having musical talents. 💜
I wish I could play music. I wish I could sing.
When I was a girl, my piano teacher told me to ‘give up’. I tried violin too I quit.
I just can’t hear the notes, count beats, or understand lyrics not well enough.
I always looked for cassettes and CD’s that had lyrics enclosed. Those were the songs I loved, the ones I could follow along with and know Every. Single. Word.
If I want to know a song, I have to memorize it.
I secretly loved my mum’s old school music you could understand the words better. You could feel the beat better.
Sign language isn’t my first language; it’s hardly my second.
Notice anything different about me compared to all the other women in these photos?
I’m the only one, not wearing headphones Being born deaf; oral and mainstreamed phased out my ability and need to sign fluently.
I read lips, very well.
It’s a blessing and a curse.
Because I couldn’t wear the headphones, the producer stood across the room in the dark, holding up his cellphone phone to light-up his mouth, so I could read his lips and follow along.
When Nina asked me to do ASL for the entire song, I was excited, then I allowed my insecurities to creep in. I was nervous! I’m so paranoid that the ‘real deafies’ will be disappointed in me. I know I screwed up a dozen times. Sorry, not sorry.
One day I WILL SIGN with confidence.
One day I WILL even SING with confidence anyone want to practice their ASL? anyone want to give a deaf girl voice lessons?
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