There has been a lot of back and forth about the ASL ‘rap battle’ that was hosted on Jimmy Kimmel Live… Most have no idea that Jo Rose, who was introduced as an ‘interpreter,’ is actually a Deaf performer, showing, along side two sign language interpreters, what a Wiz Khalifa interpretation looks like…
Here is her recounting of her whirlwind experience being flown out to L.A. If you are eager to see her actual performance, I encourage you to google it. ;-)
I spent two weeks in Venezuela with the Deaf Community in two different cities just a few months ago. It is one of the best experiences I have been privileged to have had and have been blessed to experience. I’ve made lasting friends and connections that have continued to enrich me, my perspective, and my life. Which have made me a better Interpreter. I didn’t even know I was being invested in, and here I stand, richer, taller.
With the onslaught and rupture of the recent violence wave that has been attacking that beautiful country our friends have been victims. The community has lost a friend, a family member, an ally, and a collaborator.
Lots of love to my friends who are mourning the loss and tragedy of Adriana Urquiola.