Христина Чопарова

Христина Чопарова

Christina Tchoparova
Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:57

Support for We hear you

Dear Readers and Friends of „We Hear You”, for the entire time of its existence the site was made entirely by the voluntary work of the people who are its team. „We Hear You” is a non-commercial site and has been fully maintenanted for last 10 years with personal resources. The site develops and grows up, and with this also and the responsibilities for its technical support and the activities that it make.

Your financial assistance is necessary for us to keep working on „We Hear You” and providing you with the kind of contents you are used to seeing in here. Apart from supporting this media, your money will help us organize additional voluntary activities to aid people with hearing impairments.

In according this goal and Section V of the General Terms and Conditions of Use on the website, we’d like to inform you that „We Hear You” now has a Donation button.

You could fund us by donating as much money as you wish to. It only takes a click on the Donate. You may as well use the Donation button at the top of the website.

Our sincere gratitude goes to each and every one of you who’s decided to support us in our endeavours in favour of the causes we’ve mentioned on the Site!

We Hear You Team

 

Dear Readers and Friends of ‘We Hear You’, we are about to celebrate the Site’s jubilee. We’ve organized a unique Event to mark the occasion – a joint exhibition of the 8 deaf artists we’ve told you about through the years in our Art category. The exhibition will be held in Contrast Gallery, Sofia, from 2nd till 4th of November. The Anniversary Event is supported by NGO ‘Dunavsko Siyanie’– Ruse, whose partnership we cherish. That’s going to be one of the most significant points in Sofia’s program of cultural events for the exhibition is the first of its kind to be set up in Bulgaria.


Dear Readers and Friends of ‘We Hear You’, our Site is about to turn 10 years of existence at the end of October. That’s more than enough time for a small path to become a bridge between the hearing and the deaf. To mark the occasion, a video was shot on 10th of August to announce the upcoming event. 


Today’s guest of We Hear You is an interpreter translating from and into sign language. She plays a multitude of roles in her life. Mother of two boys, she’s also a specialized security officer and a sign language interpreter. She’s a qualified stenographer typist and document administrator, but she also has a degree in Pantomime as she’d graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) program in Physical theatre. She holds a brown belt in Shotokan Karate Do. She’s an experienced sign language interpreter who’ll tell us about sign language, the job of a sign language interpreter and the challenges in this area. Let me introduce you to Kamelia Angelova!


 

Friday, 29 March 2019 18:17

Our ReNewAl(l)

Dear Readers, you can sense the excitement of an upcoming anniversary. Children can’t wait to celebrate their birthdays. They anticipate all the emotions and surprises surrounding the event, but the real deal is a birthday is a wonderful occasion to share moments with a good number of friends. The 10th birthday of We Hear You will be celebrated in October, so we’ve started the preparations from the very beginning of the year. Here we are, all grown-up and ready to share more surprises with you. The first surprise will be visible at first sight – the website has a brand new layout. As you know, every transformation starts from the inside.

Friday, 29 March 2019 13:43

Our ReNewAl(l)

Dear Readers, you can sense the excitement of an upcoming anniversary. Children can’t wait to celebrate their birthdays. They anticipate all the emotions and surprises surrounding the event, but the real deal is a birthday is a wonderful occasion to share moments with a good number of friends. The 10th birthday of We Hear You will be celebrated in October, so we’ve started the preparations from the very beginning of the year. Here we are, all grown-up and ready to share more surprises with you. The first surprise will be visible at first sight – the website has a brand new layout. As you know, every transformation starts from the inside.


Sunday, 04 November 2018 12:44

The Sign Language’s Ambassadors

Dear Readers, this year’s World Beauty Contest Miss & Mister Deaf Stars (MMDS) took place in Caserta, Italy, from 19th to 29th of October 2018. Foundation “Deaf Unlimited Bulgaria” was among the organizations hosting the prestigious event. Part of its activities involves preparing deaf Bulgarian models for International Beauty Contests and aiding them in their participation. The MMDS event got Bulgarian candidates Yummyugul Sally (Miss Deaf Bulgaria 2018) and Nikolay Korchev (Mister Deaf Bulgaria 2018) measure up their beauty and skills against fellow models from around the world. Both of them were raised in the families of hearing people. They also strongly advocate for the legal recognition of Bulgarian Sign Language. They are Ambassadors of the Sign Language in Caserta, Italy. They are convinced that participating in fashion shows is a wonderful way of introducing the unconventional beauty of the gesturing hands to the world.

Yambol is getting prettier and the town’s park is turned into a bright-colored town of kukeri. This year’s XXth edition of the International mummer's festival Kukerlandia gathered around  an even greater number of mummers than the previous editions. About 90 kuker troupes from 17 regions of Bulgaria performed ancient Surva rituals jumping and dancing around with 30 000 bells of different size on their belts accompanied by beating drums. The anniversary edition of the festival was held from 28th February to 3rd March. It was a colorful spectacle where fearful and funny sights combine. The colorful garlands all around the town created a wonderful atmosphere with a sensation of quirkiness in the air. Plenty of activities were offered throughout the four festival days. You could see children’s workshops and contests as well as animated movies on kuker legends. There was a parade of kuker’s masks each of which was three metres in height. Various thematic exhibitions were open for visiors. There were also special marketplaces around the town. You could watch the masquerade games where a large number of participants from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia and Korea were dancing around. Yambol was a truly colorful place with spirit-lifting events happening around. 

Ямбол става все по-красив, а градският парк, превърнат в пъстър Кукерград, тази година бе сборище на още повече маскирани в XX-ти Международен маскараден фестивал „Кукерландия”. Близо 90 кукерски групи от 17 области на страната демонстрираха отколешни сурвакарски традиции, огласяйки града с 30 000 чанове, хлопки, звънци и тъпани. Юбилейното издание на фестивала бе пъстра феерия, в която от 28 февруари до 3 март страшното и смешното си дадоха среща. Прекрасно бе усещането за чудноватост в град, окичен с разноцветни знаменца, където в продължение на четири дни можеха да се видят детски работилнички и конкурси, анимирани легенди за кукери, шествие на триметрови кукерски маски, изложби, базари и самите маскарадни игри, в които с танцови изпълнения се представиха също гости от Румъния, Сърбия, Македония и Корея. Градът преливаше от цветност и преди всичко – от заразително добро настроение.

Много от хората без слух, които никога не са чували, нямат представа как звучи определена мелодия. Или гласът на изпълнителя. Човешкото ухо, дори когато не може да провежда звука, е чувствително на звук и вибрации, поради което все пак е възможно да се усети ритъмът, да се „чуе” музиката. Разбира се, не всеки има развито чувство за ритъм, но когато съществува възможност да бъде предаден, ритъмът е доловим. Повечето нечуващи хора го усещат чрез вибрациите при максимум увеличение на звука. Но има и такива, които го улавят чрез... преводач с жестов език. Като Лаура Швенберг.