ASL NYC

ASL NYC CONFIDENCE Our team teaches you to communicate in everyday situations, helping you to quickly gain and comprehension of the language.

We teach a range of classes, as well as tutoring and mentoring in American Sign Language and about Deaf culture. New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.

Mission: Our goal is grounded by making ASL accessible and relevant, while keeping in mind the linguistic structure and cultural roots. We maintain an innovative approach. From the moment you lift your hands you will learn to become comfortable with the language. We have also developed a new technique to maximize your personal language development; learn just the right amount of information in the pace that meets your needs.

03/25/2018
EYETH

EYETH

13 emojis representing those with #disabilities. #apple’s proposal will now be reviewed by Unicode Technical Committee. What you think of the emojis? 😎👌🔥🔥🔥 #emojis #aslcommunity

By Mara
03/02/2018

By Mara

To enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win two free tickets and a meet and greet with Lauren Ridloff (specific date not guaranteed).

- Contestants may sign up online, via By Mara's website, www.bymara.com or sign up in person, at the By Mara store on 145 Front St #G Brooklyn, NY 11205.
- Follow @lessergodbway
- Share this to your friends and family
- Good Luck! 🙌
#childrenoflessergod #asl #bymara #deafcommunity #support #newyorkcity #deaftalents

02/22/2018
EYETH

EYETH

Black Panther #2 in #asl. #blackpanther @zinzerella

02/20/2018
EYETH

EYETH

Black Panther in #asl

02/08/2018
ASL SLAM

ASL SLAM

Here’s ASL Slam’s video from first Show. The 2nd annual at @911memorial
Is happening on Friday, February 9th!
@aslslam @aslslamnyc @aslslam911mememorial #honor #survivors #storytelling #poetry #nyc #newyorkcity #wtc #freedomtower #poetry #93wtcattack

Buy Now before it Sold out 👉www.bymara.com @bymaraily #aslelements #blackfriday
11/24/2017

Buy Now before it Sold out 👉www.bymara.com @bymaraily #aslelements #blackfriday

06/16/2017
The Daily Moth

The Daily Moth

KISS Frontman Gene Simmons Wants to Trademark "I Love You" Handshape, Says It is "Devil Horns." The CAD (California Association of the Deaf) has filed an official opposition to the USPTO.

Timeline Photos
06/06/2017

Timeline Photos

05/19/2017
Convo

We are so thankful for your #convo!! This convo video is powerless to express my gratitude!

Two years ago, Mara Ladines was running her business from the small Brooklyn apartment that she shared with Jeremy Lee Sanchez. We featured their story in our Beyoutiful series and, a week later, By Mara sales skyrocketed by 80%. Today, she and Jeremy have their own store.

Enjoy this glimpse into their lives once again (or for the first time). Always remember: being you is beautiful. Get our apps today at https://convo.click/2pmWbaD

ASL NYC
05/02/2017

ASL NYC

04/20/2017
Ai-Media

Ai-Media

Time to bust a few myths about sign language.

Timeline Photos
04/12/2017

Timeline Photos

04/04/2017
Ai-Media

Ai-Media

This radically challenges the stereotypical "family" and is beautiful on many levels.

03/28/2017
Vox

Vox

This ASL interpreter has interpreted music for countless artists — and transformed the musical experience for the deaf:

03/25/2017

#WORD #LETTER #VOCABULARY

03/23/2017

Handshape #challenge!
#fun #quick #game #mentalfloss

03/22/2017
By Mara

ASL History is Cherished.

ASL History is Cherished.
https://youtu.be/669e0CDSxa4

Transcript:

Hello, my name is Mara Ladines. It has been such a thrill watching Deaf business’ grow and their continued support throughout the years. Particularly because I too own a business called ByMara, selling clothes through my website from the support of other businesses, along with my booth often set up at Deaf events.

Occurring recently were two issues that have caused concern, which I’d like to share. First, a few months ago I attended a Deaf event for clothing merchandise. During a break, my fiancé and I walked around to check out and support the other local businesses. One particularly cool business caught our attention. They sold clay, which looked like this:

A few of their items included the ILY sign, letters A-Z, and incense that incorporated letters. My fiancé and I decided to go ahead and buy an item. Upon getting the attention of the owner and asking if he made it, he responded verbally, saying “$15”. My fiancé and I looked at each other puzzled, and asked the seller “Do you know sign language?”. Again, he responded with “$15”. I was shocked. How could he not know sign language? At that point, we felt an immediate conflict, realizing that while he does not know ASL, he is selling ASL products and making a profit. Thats when we decided not to purchase anything and ultimately ignore our concerns.

Another situation recently occurred involving a Michigan couple who own Pincause. These pins incorporate the ILY sign. They had traveled to D.C. to sell the product, which is also a really cool and beautiful design that looks like this:

How is it that I became aware of this? By none other than fans of ByMara through social media. I then decided to check out the Pincause website and do additional research. As I learned more, I noticed some discrepancies. I will provide a brief description; during the Women’s March, the ILY pins were sold. Selling and making earnings from more than $70,000. The profits earned were then distributed to Planned Parenthood and ACLU. Yet none to any Deaf organization. The only mention made of the ILY symbol to Deaf culture was the description that it represents “I Love You” in ASL.That was it. As I continued to look through the site, I found out the artist of the symbol on the pin is hearing, which doesn't cause any reservations. The owners are hearing as well, again, not a problem. However, remember I previously explained what occurred a few months ago with the gentleman who sold the clay products and gained profit? This too, felt strangely familiar, but I wasn't going to let it go this time. I wanted to act! I sent a email to the Pincause, introducing myself only to learn how friendly and open they were to a discussion over the phone. I had an interpreter along with me during the call and as my first question, asked if they knew sign language. They replied with regret, admitting they had forgotten. I then asked why they chose the ILY sign. Perhaps instead of utilizing another common representation, like the symbol for female, another unique design, a dove, or the peace symbol, but why the ILY? The woman explained that when she attended high school, she took up ASL and became fascinated with this particular symbol because it represented “I Love You” in one sign. That then became an inspiration for her now and ultimately her product. This too would also spread to women the idea of value, togetherness, peace, love, and ultimately womens unity. This became her vision. Yet this vision conflicted with the Deaf ‘ILY’. I went ahead to explain that it actually encompasses so much more of an in depth, elaborate meaning, connecting to our history of oppression, language, culture, history, language deprivation, facing struggle, our identity, etc. The interpreter explained the woman’s reaction in tone, revealing her sincerity in explaining the intention was not to take advantage. This I understood and also did not intend to do with her cause. My goal was only to educate and suggest modifications for appropriateness. I suggested that donate to a Deaf organization, a list which I provided and she was free to choose from to support. Once we came to a mutual understanding, we hung up. A few weeks later, I went ahead to check out the website again. I found that they did in fact add an organization to support; Deaf Women United. However, while Pincause donates $5 to ACLU and $5 to Planned Parenthood, only 5%, which equates to $1.75, is being donated to Deaf Women United. I thought, why just that? While the others receive $5. I just didn't feel right. Remember, the ILY symbol doe not represent ACLU nor Planned Parenthood, but in fact represents everything related to ASL.

I am here now requesting your help. How can this be done? Firstly, do understand my intention is not to take down Pincause. My goal is only to teach and make appropriate adjustments. Keep in mind, this is not only one conflict, but there are many more out there. Therefore, I ask that when you enter a store, approach a booth, or other business, and you notice an ASL product, be sure to ask for the owner. Then, whether a hearing ‘signer’, has employed someone Deaf, or makes donations to a Deaf organization, along with, of course, if the owner themselves is Deaf; we offer our full support! However, if you come to realize that the hearing owner has absolutely no awareness of ASL at all and are gaining profit, I encourage you please withhold your support. I ask that you please share this vlog; it is our time to protect our community. Thank you.

03/18/2017
The Daily Moth

The Daily Moth

Check out Pepperbox Coffee, a Deaf-owned business in Austin, TX! This is the first of a new weekly series of Deaf Business Spotlight by Convo’s Community Curators working in partnership with The Daily Moth! PepperBox Info: http://bit.ly/2mQO053

You can find Pepperbox and 250+ Deaf businesses in Convo’s Community Directory! Download their app: https://convo.click/2mVhM8h

Timeline Photos
03/16/2017

Timeline Photos

03/15/2017
"Guns and Ships" - ASL

Check this out! Her interpretation skills are awesome! Jaws dropping!

Here's my interpretation of the song "Guns and Ships" from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Please share and subscribe! More videos to come :)

03/07/2017
Convo

Convo

Make our community stronger by supporting Deaf businesses! Watch, share, and download our app today: https://convo.click/2muu2PB

#SupportDeafBusiness #DeafEcosystem

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02/24/2017

Fencing 🤺
Number story
1-10

Are you interested in American SIgn Language? We offer a range of classes, as well as tutoring, workshop, and mentoring in Sign Language and Deaf Culture. Classes starts March 20-25,2017. www.aslnyc.com
#asl #americansignlanguage #fencing

Nyle DiMarco thinks Betsy DeVos would be a threat to deaf children’s education
02/16/2017
Nyle DiMarco thinks Betsy DeVos would be a threat to deaf children’s education

Nyle DiMarco thinks Betsy DeVos would be a threat to deaf children’s education

Nyle DiMarco is using his platform to speak out against the Trump administration, namely the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. The model took to twitter last night to urge his followers to call their representatives to vote against DeVos. “Betsy DeVos is a threat to our children’...

02/16/2017
Watch: What It’s Like to Read Lips | Short Film Showcase

Watch: What It’s Like to Read Lips | Short Film Showcase

Production company Little Moving Pictures' Can You Read My Lips? is an immersive short about lip-reading, based on the essay “Seeing at the Speed of Sound” b...

01/31/2017
ASL NYC: Cowboy

COWBOY: Number Story: 1-3 / 3-1

Number story from 1 to 3 / 3 to 1

01/25/2017
Convo

Convo

Our identity. Our culture. Our language. This is our world as signers. How will we shape the future?

Today, we launch our new website: convorelay.com. Come see how we are making this world a more signing-centric place!

#WeAreSigners

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01/20/2017
WORD OF THE DAY

Word of the day: Pistanthrophobia

Are you interested in American SIgn Language? We offer a range of classes, as well as tutoring, workshop, and mentoring in Sign Language and Deaf Culture. www.aslnyc.com
#asl #signlanguage #vocabulary #Helloaslnyc #aslnyc

01/19/2017
ASL NYC Timber

One of the most popular Deaf jokes in ASL community. Enjoy! #timber #asl #signlanguage #aslnyc #helloaslnyc #funny

By Mara
01/17/2017

By Mara

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase #MartinLutherKing

Extra 20% off Sale.. use code: sale20
Order Online: www.bymara.com #bymaraily #asl

01/12/2017
The Matrix

One of my personal favorite movies, "The Matrix"
Alphabet story A to Z.

Need some distractions from work or your busy schedule? Come to our very first Meetup at ASL NYC  for $5.00! The regular...
01/12/2017
Fun Workshop in ASL taught by your truly Jeremy

Need some distractions from work or your busy schedule? Come to our very first Meetup at ASL NYC for $5.00! The regular drop-in fee is $35.00. More information is in the link. We hope to see you there on Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm! https://www.meetup.com/ASL_NYC/events/236819538/

Hello! Do you need some distractions from work or your busy schedule? This is the place! We will have fun activities for all! The purpose of this MeetUp is to improve your ASL skills or just learn som

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01/12/2017

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