I learned how to sign because when I was growing up in California in order to get into college you needed two semesters of language to get into a University of California school.
In my fantasies, I always wanted to play the ingenue, but in reality, in my bones, I am so used to playing the grandmother that I don't feel safe or even sure that I can do it.
I placed over a thousand deaf people in jobs throughout my career working for the deaf.
On The Practice, I get to do what I love to do, and I am making a contribution that will, in the end, help raise social consciousness, dispel some of the myths about being large, and change the way that people view and interact with large people.
James De La Vega