10 Even Even More Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

  Still on the hunt for gift ideas for this holiday season? No Look no further- the KODAheart team has compiled yet ANOTHER list of gift ideas for you! The best part in our previous lists, these gifts keep on giving: they are created by/purchased from members of our own Deaf community! Want more? Check out… Continue Reading 10 Even Even More Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

10 Coda Artists to Explore

  In Deaf Artists in America, Deborah M. Sonnenstrahl wrote, “There have always been American artists who are deaf… Their lives and their works offer us a glimpse into their respective worlds and invite us to broaden our understanding of the complex tapestry that is life and art.” [pg xv]  Much like Deaf artists, through… Continue Reading 10 Coda Artists to Explore

10 Coda Pride Actions and Expressions

With unique households and a bimodal language c/kodas grow up at the intersection of both the hearing and deaf worlds. This experience, while varied, transcends borders and is shared across the world. Often, c/kodas gather at various places such as coda conferences, camps or other gatherings to celebrate their multicultural identity and deaf heritage! Here… Continue Reading 10 Coda Pride Actions and Expressions

10 Even More Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

  Still on the hunt for gift ideas for this holiday season? No Look no further- the KODAheart team has compiled ANOTHER list of gift ideas for you!The best part? These gifts keep on giving: they are created by/purchased from members of our own Deaf community! Want more? Check out our lists from previous years list… Continue Reading 10 Even More Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

10 Ways to build a c/koda identity

A person’s identity is formed over time, the result of a mixture of experience and exposure to people from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Over time we come to affiliate ourselves with groups that share our worldview. For many, a c/koda identity is forged through experiences at camp or conference- but what steps may be… Continue Reading 10 Ways to build a c/koda identity

10 More Costume Ideas For the Deaf Community

Here is another list of deaf culture costumes this year for you and your family to choose from! If you haven’t come up with a costume already our list might have an idea for you. Some of them may require some creativity and some artistic skill but are sure to be a hit! 1. Dress up… Continue Reading 10 More Costume Ideas For the Deaf Community

10 #throwbacks of U.S. Deaf Culture

In the past few decades significant technological and social changes have altered the cultural landscape of the deaf community. Even as video-chatting, vlogging, and VRI have changed the ways in which we connect and communicate, community members still connect over a shared nostalgia for the objects of our (recent) past.   1.Green monster – Affectionately known… Continue Reading 10 #throwbacks of U.S. Deaf Culture

10 sign language phrases to teach your friend

  Introducing new signs and phrases to your friends, family, and community members is a great way to encourage deeper relationships with members of koda-deaf families!  Jumping into an ASL course may be a bit intimidating, but small steps may help non-signers to develop a foundation for language and communication. Here are a couple useful… Continue Reading 10 sign language phrases to teach your friend

10 Activities for Kodas Who Can’t Attend a Camp

    Many koda campers find themselves homesick for the camp experience. Whether you were unable to attend a camp session this summer, or you’ve just gotten home, there are some fun ways to recreate your camp experience near you! 1. Missing that overnight camping trip? Invite other koda families and plan a weekend at… Continue Reading 10 Activities for Kodas Who Can’t Attend a Camp

10 Advantages to Being Multilingual

According to the American Community Survey (a part of the United States Census), roughly one in five American children over the age of five years old use English as well as an additional language at home. Hearing children of Deaf adults are among these bilingual/multilingual children! How does a multilingual environment influence their psychological, emotional,… Continue Reading 10 Advantages to Being Multilingual