Moth visits JrNAD National Convention in Rochester

Moth visits JrNAD National Convention in Rochester


Hello, I’m here in
Rochester, New York at Rochester School
for the Deaf. The reason why I’ve come here is
for the Jr. NAD National Conference where over 80 students
have assembled from different programs
all over the country. I hosted two workshops where
the students interviewed each other and did some Deaf Bing videos. I’ll show you some
of those videos now! Hey, welcome to the Daily Moth! We’re now at the
Jr. NAD Conference in Rochester. Today we’ll be introducing
3 interviewees who will be asked
about their backgrounds. Enjoy the interviews! Hi, I’m Sara and
I will be interviewing her. What’s your name? My name is Molly and
I’m from Nebraska. Tell me one interesting
fact about yourself! My parents come from a
predominantly hearing family, but they now have
3 deaf children! Wow, and why is
that special to you? My parents have genes
that give them 25% chance of conceiving deaf children and yet
they ended up with 3 deaf children! Interesting, and I wonder if
your parents know sign language? Yes, my parents do
know sign language. That’s good! Another Deaf Bing is people will
constantly jump into conversations. What’s your favorite sport? My favorite sport is volleyball. My favorite is basketball. Cool… What are you guys
talking about? We’re talking about sports. What about you? I’m not too crazy about sports. What are you guys up to? We’re talking about sports. Hi, I’m Lily and
I’m from Massachusetts. Hi, I’m Cori and
I’m from Rochester, New York. I will be interviewing Cori
with 3 questions regarding Cori’s identification
as a transgender male. First question, can you summarize
your journey as a trans male? I was born and
raised as female. I also used to identify as a female. Then I developed an attraction
towards females, but I felt that my identity
didn’t match my body. I started being tomboy-ish,
but I still wasn’t my authentic self. So, I decided to become a male. I started the treatments
and everything. Second question, do you have
any comments or advices for anyone who might be going
through the same experience and want to know
how to find support? So, obviously the LGBTQ community
is fairly new and still developing. So just be yourself. Yeah, some people will judge you, but that’s fine as long as you’re happy
at the end of the day. That’s all that matters. Nice of you to come here. Thank you! An example of a Deaf Bing is people
go completely off the point. I’m so depressed because
the volleyball team lost last week! Hey, I saw a video that one
of the girls crashed into the floor! Hey, stop going off the point! I’m serious! I’m talking about the volleyball team
losing last weekend. I’m sorry. I just had a thought.
You were saying? I’m feeling really down because
the volleyball team lost last weekend! Sorry about that,
but you’re great! Thank you! Hi, I’m Chloe and
I’m from Connecticut. My name is Paige Austin and I’m from South Carolina
School for the Deaf. Okay, I’d like to ask you for a brief description
of your background. My background?
I have autism. Oh okay, how exactly
do you feel about that? I used to be really scared, but I’ve stopped worrying
about that. The important thing is
to move forward, to be happy and
just be what I am. Thank you. Another example
of a Deaf Bing, we’ll bump into things
while chatting. Hey! Oh, I’m sorry! Alright, that’s fine.
No big deal. And that’s Deaf Bing! Hey, welcome to
the Daily Moth 2.0! My name is Jayne
and I’m from Texas! I want to welcome you to interview number one
with Alex and Nick! Hello, my name is Nick. My name is Alexandra and
I’m from New York City. So, is the pizza good
in New York City? Yes, it’s awesome! Do you live in a house
or in an apartment? I live in a house. Know how deaf people tend
to have side conversations? We have an example
ready for you! Jr. NAD is very important for everyone because there is an emphasis
on the students… Hey! Kindly pay attention, please! Okay, sorry. Anyways,
what Jr. NAD stands for… Hey! This is an important presentation
for you to pay attention to! Deaf Bing! I’d like to welcome you to interview
number 2 with Caleb and Ken. Hi. We want to know your name
and where you’re from. I’m Caleb and
I’m from Wisconsin. Pretty neat, what’s state
of Wisconsin famous for? For their delicious cheese and it’s better than what
you’ll find in any other states! So, the cheese in Wisconsin
beats all the other cheeses made from other states? Oh yes! I’ve tried the cheese
in other states and I didn’t like any of them nearly as
much as the cheese from Wisconsin! Cool, thank you for
interviewing with me! No problem! Second Deaf Bing is we do this. What does that mean?
Here’s an example. What did you just say? Nothing. Oh! Deaf Bing! My name is Aubrie. We will be interviewing Cory here. Hi, my name is Cory
and I’m from Georgia. Why have you come here? I came here,
and it’s my first time too, to see what my students
experience here. Seeing these students here
is an inspiration for me to help make this world a better place. What type of growth do you
hope to see in your students? Their skills, leadership skills,
to bring recognition to Georgia and to make the world
a better place. Thank you for your time. Here’s another Deaf Bing. Know when you’re in
a bathroom stall and sometimes you’ll talk to
the person in the next stall. Need some toilet paper! Okay, okay. What’s going on? You good? What’s up?! I’ve been good! Here’s the last Deaf Bing. Know when deaf people
are talking with each other and hearing people are unsure how
to walk past the conversation. Deaf people would just walk right by without worrying about
interrupting any conversations. My flight took 6 hours
before finally landing! I was sitting for such a long time! That’s a long time! Why did they have to interrupt? Okay, anyways so
I arrived at the hotel… Right, and they even won
and I wasn’t there to see it! For about 8 hours
which isn’t bad. Hello, my name is
Sabina Bajgai. Welcome to the Daily Moth. Now we’re doing interviews with
people at the Jr. NAD conference. Hi, I’m Talia Boren and
I will be interviewing with Annabelle. Hi! Hello! I’m curious about
where you’re from. I’m from Texas and I go to
the Texas School for the Deaf. That’s cool. I’m curious,
since you look so confident with it, why did you shave your head? No, I did not shave my head. I have a skin disease
called Alopecia areata. There’s nothing else
that’s wrong with me. It’s just that my hair follicles
just stopped working so my hair has been falling out. I’m curious and I’m sure many people
have asked you these questions, but do you ever get sick of it? I never feel annoyed or insulted when people are just being curious
about my baldness. I’m fine with this, and I’m very open
and confident with myself. I always like to educate
others as well. Whether you have hair or not,
you’re still beautiful! Thank you! Deaf Bing: we use snow to
communicate with others! Hello, my name is Mikael and
I’ll be interviewing Kioney. So, where are you from? I was born in Puerto Rico. When I turned 10, I moved here
to New York, in Buffalo. I go to St. Mary’s School for the Deaf. Ah, it’s hot in Puerto Rico and cold here
in Buffalo so which do you prefer? I like the cold! Okay, which school do you like so far, the one in Puerto Rico
or the one you go to now? In Puerto Rico,
we do a little schoolwork, but most of the time,
we go out for field trips while here, we focus more on schoolwork
that help us prepare for the future. That’s interesting! Here’s a Deaf Bing:
sign language can be dangerous! Are you any good
at basketball? What are you doing
backing away? Come closer! Hi, I’m Lillian
and this is Emma. Which school are you from? I’m from here in Rochester. What are your challenges as
the Jr. NAD president here? Planning for a conference is
a real tough part, but last year, what was especially hard for me
was balancing my work because I go to 2 different schools. I go to a mainstream school
in the mornings then go to school here
in the afternoon. I have to learn how
to manage my time and learn how to not spend
all my energy on one task. I have to learn how to balance
all that which is pretty tough. What do you hope that other students
will learn from this Jr. NAD conference? I want the students to learn
more about themselves and how they can help others. Also, I want them to use what they have
and share them with others. I really want us to share the privilieges that
we have now with other people who need it. Deaf Bing: when waving at people
fails to get their attention, make some antlers with your hands! Hey, look at me! See all those nice conversations
we had with the Jr. NAD delegates?! Hopefully you enjoyed
watching this video. Thank you. Bye! Hello everyone!
My name is Christian. I will be your host tonight bringing you some Deaf news
including three interviews. You ready?! Hi, my name is Kyle and
I will be interviewing her. What’s your name? My name is Olivia. Where are you from? I’m from Pennsylvania! What’s an interesting fact
about you? I’m a Junior fireman and
I graduated from an EMT school. At that school, how do you
communicate with others? I use an ASL interpreter
at the EMT school. Also, I have friends who I rely on
with interacting with patients. As a Junior fireman, there are people
who learn ASL themselves. I do communicate with them
through my interpreter. Also, I have a cochlear implant and
a hearing aid that I use to communicate. We should be open minded! That’s cool! Deaf Bing: we use the light switch to get people’s attention and
tack on the electric bill! Hey?! Oh fine, I’ll just use the lights! What?! Okay, anyways let me
explain something… What’s up? I need your, uh, signature. That’s too much. You sign it,
I’m not signing that! Hey! Hello, everyone. I’m about to have a
brief interview with her. What’s your name and
where are you from? My name is Kalysta
and I’m from Iowa. Wow, how nice! What’s one interesting
thing about you? Well, I’ve lived in
5 different states: Tennessee, Colorado, Arkansas,
Mississippi and Iowa. Wow, that’s a lot of states! What’s your favorite animal? My favorite animal would
be the panda bear. And what do panda bears eat? Bamboo, obviously! Cool! Deaf Bing: when you’re having
a conversation, and someone shifts your
attention to them momentarily. When you go back to the
original conversation, you might forget what the topic was! That guy was such
a good presenter! So interesting! Yes! He was so good
and he inspired me! Hey, long time no see! How have you been?! Wow, I haven’t seen you
for such a long time! Yeah, we should catch up sometime! Yes, sure! Good! See you then! See you later! Wait, I forgot what we
were just talking about! Me too, I’ve forgotten! Oh well!
That’s a Deaf Bing! Hello, my name is Ally and
I will be interviewing with him. What’s your name? My name is Cayden. And where are you from? I’m from Wisconsin and
I go to Wisconsin School for the Deaf. What’s a fun fact about you? I used to be an all-star
on a hearing football team. Cool, and how did you
communicate with your team? Really, my coach was very motivated
himself to learn ASL. He’s always been very involved in the
deaf world and learned the language. It’s really cool to be able
to chat with him so easily. Cool, thank you! Deaf Bing: when deaf people
live with hearing people, and the bathroom door is closed, deaf people aren’t sure
if the bathroom is vacant. When they finally do open the door,
there’s no one there! Ehh, I gotta find a
hearing person to help me! Hey, could you check and see if
there’s someone else in the bathroom?! What the?! We’re finished with
the 3 interviews where they shared their own
special, relatable stories. I’m now finished with being your host
for tonight and I’ve enjoyed it! I hope you enjoyed watching
these video clips! I want to say thank you for Stacey Lawrence
for providing the filming equipment. I also want to thank NAD and
Jr. NAD committees for inviting me here! Captioned by
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  1. [Transcript] ALEX ABENCHUCHAN: Hello, I’m here in Rochester, New York at Rochester School for the Deaf. The reason why I’ve come here is for the Jr. NAD National Conference where over 80 students have assembled from different programs all over the country. I hosted two workshops where the students interview each other and do some Deaf Bing videos. I’ll show you some videos now!

    FEMALE:
    Hey, welcome to the Daily Moth! We’re now at the Jr. NAD Conference in Rochester. Today we’ll be introducing 3 interviewees who will be asked about their backgrounds. Enjoy the interviews!

    SARA:
    Hi, I’m Sara and I will be interviewing her. What’s your name?

    MOLLY:
    My name is Molly and I’m from Nebraska.

    SARA:
    Tell me one interesting fact about yourself!

    MOLLY:
    My parents come from a predominantly hearing family, but they now have 3 deaf children!

    SARA:
    Wow, and why is that special to you?

    MOLLY:
    My parents have genes that give them 25% chance of conceiving deaf children and yet they ended up with 3 deaf children!

    SARA:
    Interesting, and I wonder if your parents know sign language?

    MOLLY:
    Yes, my parents do know sign language.

    SARA:
    That’s good!

    [Cut to a Deaf Bing clip]

    FEMALE:
    Another Deaf Bing is people will constantly jump into conversations.

    MALE:
    What’s your favorite sport?

    SECOND FEMALE:
    My favorite sport is volleyball.

    MALE:
    My favorite is basketball.

    SECOND FEMALE:
    Cool…

    SECOND MALE:
    What are you guys talking about?

    SECOND FEMALE:
    We’re talking about sports.

    MALE:
    What about you?

    SECOND MALE:
    I’m not too crazy about sports.

    THIRD FEMALE:
    What are you guys up to?

    ALL:
    We’re talking about sports.

    [Cut to New Clip]

    LILY:
    Hi, I’m Lily and I’m from Massachusetts.

    CORI:
    Hi, I’m Cori and I’m from Rochester, New York.

    LILY:
    I will be interviewing Cori with 3 questions regarding Cori’s identification as a transgender male.

    First question, can you give summarize your journey as a trans male?

    CORI:
    I was born and raised as female. I also used to identify as a female. Then I developed an attraction towards females, but I felt that my identity didn’t match my body. I started being tomboy-ish, but I still wasn’t my authentic self. So, I decided to become a male. I started the treatments and everything.

    LILY:
    Second question, do you have any comments or advices for anyone who might be going through the same experience and want to know how to find support?

    CORI:
    So, obviously the LGBTQ community is fairly new and still developing. So just be yourself. Yeah, some people will judge you, but that’s fine as long as you’re happy at the end of the day. That’s all that matters.

    LILY:
    Nice of you to come here. Thank you!

    [Cut to a Deaf Bing clip]

    MALE:
    An example of a Deaf Bing is people go completely off the point while they’re talking.

    FEMALE:
    I’m so depressed because the volleyball team lost last week!

    SECOND FEMALE:
    Hey, I saw a video that one of the girls crashed into the floor!

    FEMALE:
    Hey, stop going off the point! I’m serious! I’m talking about the volleyball team losing last weekend.

    SECOND FEMALE:
    I’m sorry. I just had a thought. You were saying?

    FEMALE:
    I’m feeling really down because the volleyball team lost last weekend!

    SECOND FEMALE:
    Sorry about that, but you’re great!

    FEMALE:
    Thank you!

    [Cut to New Clip]

    CHLOE:
    Hi, I’m Chloe and I’m from Connecticut.

    PAIGE:
    My name is Paige Austin and I’m from South Carolina School for the Deaf.

    CHLOE:
    Okay, I’d like to ask for a brief description of your background.

    PAIGE:
    My background? I have autism.

    CHLOE:
    Oh okay, how do you exactly feel about that?

    PAIGE:
    I used to be really scared, but I’ve stopped worrying about that. The important thing is to move forward, to be happy and just be what I am.

    CHLOE:
    Thank you.

    [Cut to a Deaf Bing clip]

    MALE:
    Another example of a Deaf Bing, we’ll bump into things while chatting.

    [Two people having an ASL conversation until one of them bumps into another pair of students having their own ASL conversation.]

    FEMALE:
    Hey!

    MALE:
    Oh, I’m sorry!

    FEMALE:
    Alright, that’s fine. No big deal.

    GROUP OF STUDENTS:
    And that’s Deaf Bing!

    JAYNE:
    Hey, welcome to the Daily Moth 2.0!

    My name is Jayne and I’m from Texas! I want to welcome you to interview number one with Alex and Nick!

    NICK:
    Hello, my name is Nick.

    ALEXANDRA:
    My name is Alexandra and I’m from New York City.

    NICK:
    So, is the pizza good in New York City?

    ALEXANDRA:
    Yes, it’s awesome!

    NICK:
    Do you live in a house or in an apartment?

    ALEXANDRA:
    I live in a house.

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