Friday, August 12, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
To see for yourself go check Emery's video , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A26hcjtxrA
Out of all the videos and statements this stood out to me the most. Everyone has an escape from their pain fears or problems. This made it clear that the pain of someone with Fibromyalgia can't even escape the pain sometimes when they are unconscious. A pain so severe that makes you wasn't to cut of your limbs is something unimaginable, unfathomable. It is only a pain that can make sense if you experience it. Nobody should have to go through such a horrible pain. I found it interesting how the person speaking in this video said they have had tattoos, piercings, even fights but no pain she has ever had could compare to the pain she expiriences with this disease. This definitely opens my eyes to the true pain of these disabilities. I thinkl that everybody should open their eyes to understand these disabilities.
When I found out there were Hip Hop dancers in wheel chairs, I was like "Nah that's true?" So I checked out the link and watched the YouTube video. The Dancing were Filled with 360 spins and arm movement. Nothing like actual dances of everyday life but it was different. I liked it.
When I looked through YouTube to see a lot more dances I noticed the comments.. some were nice some were uncalled for some was constructive criticism some was horrible:
"Lol really funny," -Taking the whole thing as a joke. laughing at the dancers.
"What a S#$t"- So rude it had to be censored, when I read that I wondered did they mean the dance or dancer???
"THEY SUCK! The guy cant even dance and he has legs."- So is he saying the whole wheelchair dancing is dumb and that people with legs should be more dominant as a general statement?
So in general the ignorance of people is very inappropriate. One girl made a description on how she sadly got her foot caught in a railroad track when she was 9. A random person than rudely questioned her. Some might say," hey they are treating her like an average person." but that was towards the ...hey imma joke around and make fun of her tragic life changing accident. Meaning the person is making fun of her whole life changing accident through sarcastic comments.
My final thought... "Treat people they way you wanna be treated!!!! Also after reading the quotes just remember to think before you say.
Mister X statement about how we shouldn't care about improving certain areas where disabled people cannot get too is a disgraceful comment. 51.3 million people have some level of disability this represents 18 percent of the population. With 18 percent of the population having some type of disability and this number steadily increase each year. It would be smart to spend the money for this problem know then later when it would be more important to already have this upgrades. Think about what is you family is disabled, would you want to take you paralyzed grandmother with you on the walkway to see a beautiful view of the river. Let your son with quadriplegia get some fresh air, even while paralyze every one has eyes that want to see the wonders of the world. Being disable does mean that they change they just live diffrently.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
In the 1960's they passed many laws one of them the, Individuals with disabilities act (IDA) . The IDA guides how states, school districts etc.. give special education. So Disabilities aren't only physical but there can be mental disabilities also.
There has been news that they people with wheel chairs would like to go on the walkway.. but the problem is they can't use stairs. Now they would consider getting an elevator for them, but that costs a lot of money!!
That's where ignorant comments come in saying things that are unfair to the disable. Saying they shouldn't get elevators and saying we should'nt waste money on these people.
These people are human! So why can't you just treat them the way you want to be treated. What if you were in their position?
- Easter Seals Disability Service
Why is it that only 11% percents of disable people or employed full time? Doesn't the Americans With Disabilities Act protect the civil rights of people with disabilities including employment? It is common for people to assume that a certain job can not be done because the potential employee would be disabled. It is against the law and morally wrong for an employer to decline someone a job strictly because of their disability. 51.2 million people are disabled. That makes up 18% percent of our population. This quote is so important because it will open peoples eyes to the struggles and discrimination that disabled people face everyday. The people who are not disabled will never understand the struggles that people go through, but statistics, facts, stories, and videos will give the closest uinderstanding to the struggles they will go through. It seems as if no matter how much we speak of it, equality does not exist in our society.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I love reading your reflections on the ReadNex. Your wisdom and honesty is so refreshing. When I first saw the video for the ReadNex song "Be Dif'rent," I was deeply moved. I feel like my own journey through high school (and really my whole journey beyond that) has been about discovering who I am and learning to be at ease just being myself. We live in a culture that seems to value conformity, but the reality is that no one is the same as anyone else. When we shut parts of ourselves down because we think they aren't acceptable, we lose touch with the real gift of our being: our utter uniqueness. I think Latin Translator's talked about poetry as "Translating the Heart." To me, this is one of the juiciest, best parts of being a human being: the ability to take what's in our special, unique heart and put it out there to share with other people, so they can learn and grow and be changed by it. You are all doing exactly that with the radio show and the blog. Keep it up.
This week we visited the Read Nex! As we walked in they were at a table eating and I found it nice how they gave us their time to talk to us. My thoughts are that they are seriously cool and funny. The Read Nex gave us a lot of inspirational words and tips. But what I found most fascinating as how they share experiences and help out each other and have fun together while taking care of their careers serious.
->They told us to never give up.
That popsout to me because ive been through hard times and situations where i wanted to stop. Just get up and avoid it.
->That we shouldn't make anything stop us from doing what we dream.
This pops out to me because i've been told when I run I suck,Because in some races im not first even though I am the fastest female on the team. But that doesent mean im the fastest one in the world. As an indicidual I knew I was talented I kept going because those words came out of ignorance.
->Also to be ourselves and Be dffr'nt.
That also can be a comparison to me. I am the type of person that hangs out with many types of groups of people. One day I would be with team mates and than the next hour or two I'm sitting at my normal everyday lunch table with completely different people. But all in the same days through out my life. I never changed. I kept my great personality. I was me.
Tuesday July 19,2011
The turn it up team went to see the ReadNex Poetry Squad at the WhereHouse in Newberg.The members of the ReadNex Poetry Squad gave us alot of advice. The piece of advice that really stood out to me was when Latin Translater said that "Life is a series of moments". When he said that it made me think of life as a camera and that we should capture all the fun times in our lives so that we can remember all the fun we had with our friends and family. That things in life just don't happen. Different things happen each day, and as we go through life we will go through different situations, but as we come to those different situations, we need to enjoy them no matter how weird it is or how much we don't want to be there . That we should make the most of those moments becauss life would be boring with out them!!!!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
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we never judge nobody until we look into their shoes.
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These beautiful ladies also take part in R.E.A.L skills (Relationship Empowerment Affirmation Leadership).
It was very fun to interview my brother (Derron Bishop), who is also in R.E.A.L Skills, and hear him speak about the effect that Family Partnership has had on him.
In the studio at Childerns Media Project I thought it was going to be not as good as I thought because they didn't have the equipment I use when I go to the studio. But that all changed my mind when I went in the room.They had a mixer for audio, a mic, and many effects of the program Garageband. I worked with Garageband a couple times so I have experience. The studio was in a small room, it was good enough for me. The speakers have good quality, I heard every mistake that happened while recording the theme song. The mic was surrounded by two filters to help fix up the audio so it wouldn't sound too loud. This was a good experience for me. It took time and patience but I got throught it. Thanks to Eddie to we stayed extra hours, but it was worth it because I like the theme song and so do my fellow friends.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
The main thing I like about Elissa Davidson is that she is very determined and she assist her self by building her confidence. One more thing I like about her is the passion and determination that she have about art and portraits.
Elissa Davidson was very inspiring to me. To be a single isn’t a very easy task to do now a days and successfully she has and accomplished this task and running her own business she’s self motivated with an amazing personality, that’s what I like about her.
The thing I liked about Elissa Davidson was that she showed us her wedding albums and they were really cool and even thought the covers are expensive they were still assume to look at.
The thing I liked most was that she was so passionate in what she did and would try to make time with her family, even thought sometimes she couldn’t.
What grasped my attention about Elissa Davidson is how dedicated she was for her work, and how she balanced her time between her family and work.
When we visit Elissa Davidson today the thing that I notice most about her confidence she seemed like has really high self confidence and loves what she does.
One thing that inspired me was the way Elissa equally balanced the passion for her job and her love for her family.
The thing I like best was how passionate she seemed and that she said “she loves doing this getting paid is a bonus”.
Elissa Davidson was a funny person who enjoys her job and her career.
The thing I like the most about Elissa was that she was committed to her family and her job and it made her happy at the same time.
Elissa studio was even better than I thought. It was very nice since the walls were covered with great wedding photos.