Bad Words

Badass (4t1t3s). I looked it up. There are a plethora (1s6c7m3sd) of definitions when I search the word on Google (7c7s6s). Personally, I prefer the definition provided by Urban Dictionary, which is “someone who becomes mentally stronger despite having lived through adversity.” Nailed it. This word has been coming up for me a lot. AfterContinue reading “Bad Words”

Testimony in support of Colorado HB 21-1014

I wrote the following on March 24, 2021 in support of a bill championed by colleagues working with the Invisible Disabilities Association. My name is Lisa Weiss and I am the director of advocacy programs for VALIDEAF, a national non-profit with a mission that serves the diverse deaf community. I am a proud native andContinue reading “Testimony in support of Colorado HB 21-1014”

It’s Called Cued Speech

The following is an oral presentation about Cued Speech that I wrote in 2018. Or was it 2019? I can’t recall right now. Life is a blur sometimes. In any case, I was offered an opportunity by Janet DesGeorges, who is the Chairperson of the family advisory committee for the national Early Hearing Detection andContinue reading “It’s Called Cued Speech”

True Colors 🏳️‍🌈

November 3, 2020 Four years ago I didn’t have a pussy hat. It wasn’t a thing I would have imagined so many women wearing. I know lots of people who thought my little group of friends in college were disgusting girls for wearing tampon costumes on Halloween. We just thought it was hilarious and provocative.Continue reading “True Colors 🏳️‍🌈”