Happy New Year everyone! Our first Welcome Wednesday of 2018 is Pepperbox Coffee!
Located in Austin, Texas, Pepperbox Coffee was the creation of two Deaf men - Mario Essig and Nicholas Buchanan, whose vision where a fast service establishment via drive-through where delicious beverages was being served.
So far, their first establishment is a trailer in the Rosedale community within Austin, Texas. They are nearing their first year of operation in the trailer as a model to test drive their menu and experience.
So, check them out, and if you're in Austin, grab a coffee!
Link - www.pepperboxcoffee.com
IG - @pepperbox.coffee
FB - pepperboxcoffee
Today's Welcome Wednesday is a Facebook Page called "The Flipside" which features short and funny clips about life as a Deaf person and ASL.
Whenever I see a new video from him in my Newsfeed, I know I'm going to have a good laugh. I hope you check him out!
Today's Welcome is Wawa - you might know him as his alter-ego I posted a while back: Cuzzin Willard.
He has been performing since childhood and has and does nearly everything in the entertainment world, plus traveled the globe for the past dozen years.
He has a new DIP-HOP (Deaf hip-hop) album coming out soon!! Go and support this cool guy!
This Wednesday's Welcome is Everyday ASL Productions. A company co-founded by two Deaf people.
If you ever want to learn sign language, improve on it, or get some ASL inspired products, please check out their website!
Also if you do decide to purchase something, please put my name in the "Notes" box before your check out "Tracy Stine" (A lady's gotta work y'know).
Today's Welcome Wednesday is Nyle DiMarco and his Foundation. Y'all pretty much know who Nyle is, if you don't then you've been living under a rock Heh.
He established a foundation to improve the lives of Deaf children and their families:
"The Foundation aims to improve access to accurate, research-based information about early language acquisition–specifically, the bilingual education approach. Through the early intervention process, the child’s language and literacy development should be the focal point."
If you're a parent, grandparent, or relative of a Deaf child, I encourage you to visit the site and read up on everything to help that Deaf child flourish.
"One finds limits by pushing them" ~ Herbert Simon
Mountain Crafted is a family owned and operated company. They're situated between the Appalachian and Smoky Mountains in North East Tennessee.
They create all natural candles, shampoos, and other fragrance products they make themselves in their home.
This is a unique company, not just because of the unique products, but because the owners are both blind, he from an accident and she from RP, but they don’t let it get in their way. The engraving on Barry’s business card holder--a gift from Debra—aptly says: “Limitations are self-imposed.”
Go check them out! They'll also gladly label everything in Braille upon request.