Two Worlds, One Team

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Joshua McGriff and Jeremias Valencia

Recently, we visited the men’s US Deaf Basketball team as they prepared for the World Deaf Basketball Championship Tournament in Taiwan. This event brought together talented players from very different parts of the Deaf community. Two of those men were Joshua McGriff and Jeremias Valencia. This is their story…

State of the Arts

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Rosa Lee Timm

Meet Rosa Lee Timm, a teacher and ASL performer well known in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community for her talent in music and poetry. This is her story inspired by art. Watch the video interview below! I was born in California and at 3 years old I began to travel quite a bit. It’s interesting to me that … Read More

Keep in Touch

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Halene Anderson

By Halene Anderson, a sign language interpreter with ZVRS My volunteer journey this summer took me up to Washington State where I worked and played as a support service provider forging new connections and nurturing established ones with DeafBlind people from all over the US, Germany, Austria, Canada, and even Belgium! My friend (Kelly, a DeafBlind woman from Illinois) and … Read More

Defining Influence

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Defining influence Mack Story

By Mack Story Everyone is born a leader. I haven’t always believed everyone is a leader. You may or may not at this point. That’s okay. There is a lot to learn about leadership. At this very moment, you may already be thinking to yourself, “I’m not a leader.” My goal is to help you understand why everyone is a … Read More

Tate Tullier

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Tate Tullier

photographer ~ artistan interview an interview Thank you for asking me to do the interview. it’s always an honor when someone thinks I’m worthy of one! I have been a professional photographer officially since 2008. I’ve been shooting since I was 12, and doing photography throughout high school and college. I do prefer to call myself an artist rather than … Read More

Getting Z Fit with Jenny Locy

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Jenny Locy Crossfit

Jenny Locy is a Regional Sales Manager with ZVRS Photography courtesy of Mike Jordahl I cannot express enough the feeling of accomplishment after completing in my first individual crossfit competition. I took 18th out of 49 women in the scaled divison and have only been in crossfit for about 7 months! Yes, three WODs (ie ‘Workouts Of a Day”) is … Read More

Deaf Women Supporting Deaf Women

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Deaf Ladies

By Trudy Suggs Photo courtesy of the author When you put a group of women together to work, what do you get? Ask anyone this question, and you’re likely to get stereotypical responses like, “Oooh, catfight!” or “A lot of drama and backstabbing.” Is this really accurate, especially in the Deaf community? Many don’t think so. Why do such negative … Read More

Moving Forward

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Walking on Train Track

By William Cobb, General Manager of Stratus Video. Cartoon courtesy of Matt Daigle When a goal is achieved, it was achieved by the collective efforts of the team. Always give them the credit, everyone wants to be part of a successful team. Successful teams can accomplish amazing things. Even when I complete a marathon, a very individual event, I was … Read More

Soler

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Soler header

By Diane Mouradian SOLER is a term that was shared with me by a professor in my Introduction to Counseling course. It is an acronym that is easy to remember and speaks to the key tenets in building rapport with clients seeking therapeutic services. Entering therapy can be very challenging and it does, by design, cause heightened emotion, as difficult … Read More

Choices

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Train Tracks

By John G Miller, Author of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability in Work and in Life I sat next to 24-year-old Rachel on the plane who shared that her dad was a fan of QBQ! Just a complete coincidence—if there are coincidences, that is. Um, gee, Bob, that sounds awfully deep. I thought. You mean, while I’m still young, … Read More