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"Made Possible by Pop Culture"

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I asked the Switched at Birth cast to teach me their favorite words in ASL so I can finally sign to them the next time I’m on set!

— 1 year ago with 18 notes
#switched at birth  #asl  #television  #video interview  #kate leclerc  #completely gratuitous  #vanessa marano  #lea thompson  #dw moffett  #constance marie 
‘Switched at Birth’ Cast Shares Their Favorite ASL Signs (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO) →

ABC Family’s Switched at Birth introduced the beauty of sign language — not only to its audience but also to a slew of hearing actors who were asked to learn American Sign Language (ASL) as part of their roles.

The Kennish family learned their daughter had actually been switched in the hospital just after she was born. And when they reunited with her years later, they learned she had fallen deaf as a result of an illness as a toddler. She was fluent in sign language, as was her mother.  And as the Kennishes got to know her, they learned to communicate that way, too.

Though Katie Leclerc, who plays Daphne was fluent in ASL before getting the role, everyone else has been learning as the show has been unfolding…

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#switched at birth  #exclusive video  #asl  #television  #abc family  #vanessa marano  #lea thompson  #constance marie  #gilles marini  #marlee matlin  #katie leclerc 
Lizzy Weiss & her ‘Switched at Birth’ cast tease the end of the first season →

It’s been a long and rocky road for the Switched at Birth gang—on-screen, and slightly off, considering their first season has gone on for near-record length. By the time the season finale rolls around, they will have completed thirty episodes of its freshman year, and in that time, they have seen relationships start and end, a past family member come back more permanently, the start of new careers, the end of professional records, and one best selling book…

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#abc family  #switched at birth  #season finale  #spoilers  #video interview  #lizzy weiss  #vanessa marano  #katie leclerc  #sean berdy  #constance marie  #ryan lane  #marlee matlin  #ivonne coll  #lea thompson  #d.w. moffett  #lucas grabeel  #gilles marini 
"My Letter To Fear" Inspires Conversation, Creates Connections... →

A couple of years ago my friend Patricia Steffy let me in on a little secret: she was a blogger, too. Only, her blog was written in secret, under an alias, and exaggerated slightly for comedic and narrative effect. It started out as a very real and raw way for her to explore a past relationship and the still-present marks it left for her future, but occasionally it diverged into commentary on issues that piqued her interest in current events or celebrity happenings. She first told me about the blog, "Dating in L.A. and Other Urban Myths," about two years after she started writing it. The night I learned of its existence, I went back and read every entry to catch me up to the day, and then subscribed to her updates so I could read her new pieces immediately. I was so inspired because at that point, my own blog here was taking a tangent, and I was dealing less and less in my own personal stories. So rather than rectify that, I sat down with Patricia to flesh out a first season pitch for her blog as a web series centered on her “Kate Dating.” The web series still has yet to come to fruition. Long story short, we have kicked around many ideas for how to get it off the ground, including creating a half-hour cable comedy series pitch for the show, as well. But over the weekend, a version of the blog came to life in another, even more amazing way: as a staged reading charity benefit for the East L.A. Women’s Center, thrown by the charity Patricia and I serve on the board, IBG Inc.

— 2 years ago
#patricia steffy  #ibg inc  #jennifer aspen  #on writing  #constance marie  #inspirational women in the entertainment industry  #my letter to fear  #charity event  #web series 
Stars of 'Switched at Birth', 'Dallas', 'Chuck', more perform in L.A for charity →

In case you find yourself with a spare afternoon on Sunday and you haven’t already purchased your tickets to see IBG Inc's charity staged reading with stars of Switched at Birth, Dallas, Pretty Little Liars, Chuck, Eastbound & Down, Stargate Universe, Bones, and more, you’re in luck! There are still some tickets available at both the VIP and general admission level.

— 2 years ago
#ibg inc  #charity event  #fan event  #los angeles  #television  #constance marie  #tracie thoms  #elizabeth de razzo  #jennifer aspen  #lesley fera  #jen lilley  #mekenna melvin  #tamara taylor  #charlene tilton  #elyse levesque 
‘Switched at Birth’s’ Constance Marie to headline IBG Inc’s “My Letter To Fear” →

Local Los Angeles area non-profit IBG, Inc has announced today a very special headlining performer for their “My Letter to Fear” charity staged reading in Los Angeles. Switched at Birth star, and benefiting charity East L.A. Women’s Center spokeswoman, Constance Marie will be joining the special, one afternoon only production on June 24th.

— 2 years ago
#ibg inc  #constance marie  #switched at birth  #east la women's center  #television  #charity event  #los angeles 
'Switched at Birth' spoilers from Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Sean Berdy, etc →

Last night the TV Academy here in Los Angeles honored ABC Family’s Switched at Birth with a special screening and Q&A event, celebrating the strides in diversity programming it has taken by featuring deaf and hard-of-hearing performers in such significant storylines and prominent roles. LA TV Insider Examiner was on hand to chat with the stars about upcoming on-screen drama and what the outpouring of fan support has meant to them.

— 2 years ago
#switched at birth  #abc family  #spoilers  #video interview  #vanessa marano  #sean berdy  #katie leclerc  #d.w. moffett  #constance marie  #lucas grabeel  #television