NAD and NFL Super Bowl 2018

DISCLAIMER: *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her. *

The Transcript:

(Visual Description of Episode) – Video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jump rope.

The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watch her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).  

The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.

An episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a black leather jacket over a grey blouse that has a sequenced and bedazzled mouth on it. Aidan is wearing black, tight pants and black stiletto pointed pump heels. Her brown, short hair is worn down and she is wearing a dark brown matte colored lipstick. She is sitting in front of a vintage, finished wood panels that creates a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand.  On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo on Aidan’s right with 3 pictures of pink hearts as trees in pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors.  Below the logo is a small black table against the wall that has a brown frame that reads, “Love Lives Here,” with a black heart and a white arrow pointed toward Aidan. Next to it is a small pentagon shaped plant pot that appears tilted forward with small green plants inside of it. She has a pink and white striped mug next to the pot that reads, “Do what you (heart).”

Transcript:

Hey everyone and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show!

This year’s Super Bowl NFL Champion game was a heated one!

(Insert picture of the Super Bowl trophy and the two teams helmets on either side of it. On the left is the Patriot’s silver helmet and on the right is the Eagles’ dark teal helmet.)

Eagles vs. The Patriots, and the Eagles won! I was like #unreal. Congratulations, Eagles!

(Insert portrait picture of Alexandria Wailes)

 I also want to recognize the person who signed the National Anthem and America the Beautiful during this year’s Super Bowl, her name is Alexandria Wailes. She’s a choreographer, director, actress, and an ASL consultant. Congratulations, Alexandria!

(Insert portrait of P!nk)

This year’s Super Bowl singer was Pink, P!NK with an exclamation mark!

(Insert picture of P!nk’s album cover, “Beautiful Trauma.”)

I really love her!

(Insert picture of P!nk in a black dress with a hot pink background drop)

I love her music; she’s one of my favorite singers. She’s confrontational. She pushes people outside their comfort zones. She’s not afraid to bring up taboo topics. She makes a difference for young girls and women in the community. She wakes people up from thoughts in their subconscious into their consciousness. She raises awareness with what’s going on in the world. I just love her and have a lot of respect for her!

And I feel, in some ways we share some similarities. Guess what? Her last name is Moore, just like my last name was before I got adopted. Moore, maybe we’re related? Oh I’m just kidding!

(Insert picture of P!nk’s single cover for “Stupid Girls” where she is covered in bubbles on a car)

I love her one song, “Stupid Girls.” Which she talks about girls who just promote themselves as pretty girls. Girls are more than just a pretty face. Girls are doctors, athletes, and just overall doing something other than being just a pretty girl. I love that song, and other of her songs as well! Again, I have so much respect for her.

(Insert picture of NAD’s logo, black letters N,A,D forming a circle with drawings of hands waving underneath it)

Now it’s the perfect time to discuss NAD (National Association of the Deaf), which is a civil rights organization. They’re a great organization! They fight hard for our rights. They make sure we have access to all information. They make sure we get the same opportunities. Equality. They make sure we get jobs without discrimination because of us being Deaf. The list is endless with what the organization does for us Deaf people.

(Insert picture of NBC’s logo for L II Super Bowl coverage)

 NBC Super Bowl decided to reach out to NAD to select the person who will be signing at the Super Bowl. Personally, I don’t feel like NAD, the National Association of the Deaf is the right organization to make the decision. They are more of a political organization, and concerned with their appearance as an organization. Which means they will select a non-confrontational person that behaves well and will represent NAD appropriately.

On the other hand, you have the Super Bowl which hires artists that are can be confrontational, out of this world, and totally random artists. Because that’s what artists are. Now these two have joined forces and working together to make the choice, ehhh that’s something I disagree with. Just like any political organization, they have favoritism, NAD has their own favorites and will pick from their small pool of favorites.

Personally, what I feel is right is that the Super Bowl NBC have a director or coordinator, and for the Deaf people who want to sign at the Super Bowl can submit videotapes through YouTube. Videotapes, what an old word! Sorry about that, I guess I’m still old fashion! Anyway, sending them through YouTube or some private website. Then review the submitted videos and pick out the one that is a good fit, I think that’s a fair process, right? They can pick any artists ranging, from the most confrontational artist to the more reserved artists, there’s a huge spectrum of artists whereas NAD will pick from their limited range of only noncontroversial and people pleasing artists.

I don’t think Alexandria is a good match for P!NK. Alexandria is not confrontational, she is so comfortable in her comfort zone, and she doesn’t push people outside their comfort zones. She’s more of a people pleasing who gets along with everyone.

(Insert picture of Adele and Jennifer Lopez)

Personally I think she’s a better match for singer Adele or Jennifer Lopez that makes more sense. But P!NK? She’s very confrontational, and speaks out even though it’ll make people pissed off she still speaks out. I didn’t think it was a good fit, do you know what I mean? That’s why I feel that NAD is not the right organization to pick artists for the Super Bowl.

Thank you for watching to my show!

Make sure you all like, comment, share, and subscribe!

Thank you Casey and Domenick for your fabulous voice over!

 (The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!”)

(Music fades)

The Aidan Mack Show logo appears again. (Dark blue and black background) with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.) A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.)

 

The Origins of My Favorite Holiday, Valentine’s Day

DISCLAIMER: *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her.*

The Transcript:

(Visual Description of Episode) – Video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jumprope.

The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watch her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).  

The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.

An Episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a black dress with red striped panels going vertically down the dress. Aidan is wearing black stockings with red high heel stilettos. Her brown, short hair is worn down and she is wearing bright red colored lip stick and silver hoop earrings. She is sitting in front of a vintage, finished wood panels that creates a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand.  On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo on Aidan’s right with 3 pictures of pink hearts as trees in pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors.  Below the logo is a small black table against the wall that has a small sign that says “love” on it. The “O” is a red heart and the word has a silver arrow going through it.

 Hello everyone and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show!

It’s #unreal that Valentine’s Day is almost here.

(insert pictures of many pink, red, and white hearts)

Time flies. It kind of feels like I’m sitting on a train looking through the window and as the train moves I feel like each holiday is passing by. Then the train stops, I come out and there’s “Happy Valentine’s Day” everywhere.

(insert picture of Hershey’s kisses chocolate candies with a hearts attached to each one on a stick)

 Alright, life, slow down will ya!

Anyway, Valentine’s Day is really one of my favorite holidays. Whether I’m in a relationship or single, I still enjoy Valentine’s Day. The meaning of the holiday for me is, loving yourself and loving others. You can’t love other people if you don’t love yourself. It’s really important to love yourself so you can love other people.

(insert picture of the word “love” with each letter on a red heart hanging on red string. Underneath says, “Happy Valentine Day”)

And that’s why I feel my definition of Valentine’s Day makes sense, love yourself and love others.

I think Valentine’s Day applies to both single people and those in relationships. Some people say, “Oh, but I don’t have a boyfriend.” Come on, there are many things you can enjoy on Valentine’s Day. Treat yourself, you deserve to have time with and for yourself.

Anyway, I’m really excited about this episode because ever since I started my website, aidanmack.com, I’ve written several posts about Valentine’s Day over the years until now where I’m finally shooting an episode about Valentine’s Day! Yay!

I was thinking about what to talk about for today’s episode. I thought about St. Valentine and how this one Saint became the holiday we celebrate today. As I was   doing my research, I was like #UNREAL and I want to share it with you all.

(insert picture of a graphic that reads, “The tale of St. Valentine” with a drawing of him, wine, and celebratory images)

 I want to let everyone know, before I dive into the origin of the story about St. Valentine, it’s still speculations. I just want to clear that up with you all. I decided to pick one story I found and give you guys the full scoop about it.

Did you know there were 3 priests all named St. Valentine?

(insert picture of a priest with a red garment wrapped around him)

 The first was from Rome, Italy. The second was from former Interamna, Italy, but now current Terni, Italy. And the third was from Province of Africa. It’s still unknown as to why the St. Valentine from Africa was killed.

(insert graphic of the third priest holding a bible and wearing a white robe)

 There were also many other priests killed as well.

(insert 3 more pictures of other priests)

They were all martyred, which means someone who strongly believe in a religion or idea and got killed for their belief. All three of the St. Valentines I mentioned were martyred.

Going back to the first St. Valentine from Rome, which back at that time was ruled by King Claudius II.

(insert picture of a sculpture of King Claudius II)

He was really a horrible person. He did awful things. He was involved in a lot of unpopular bloody behaviors.

(insert picture of a drawing of a catastrophe involving violence)

He was involved with beheadings, with cutting off limbs, and overall involved with slow process of torturing and killing people.

The list goes on of the horrendous things he’d done.

(insert picture of a drawing of a ware involving Claudius’ army men)

 Anyway, Claudius tried to recruit a lot of men to make his army strong. But, he had a hard time recruiting men due to the fact that many were not willing to join the army because of their strong commitment to their wives and families.

(insert picture of an ancient piece of art of a man with a child and a woman enjoying each other’s company)

 Claudius was furious, and decided to ban marriage altogether.

(insert picture of a bride and groom with a red circle and line going through it showing it being illegal)

 That’s how St. Valentine came to be, a priest who blatantly ignored Claudius’ orders. He still continued to wed countless couples who wanted to get married.

(insert picture of a drawing of Claudius marrying a couple)

 Claudius caught wind of this and ordered St. Valentine to be thrown in jail.

(insert picture of a drawing of Claudius in a large jail cell with other inmates)

While in jail, he often saw another inmate’s daughter who visited her father while he was in jail.

(insert picture of a black and white drawing of the inmate and his daughter passing an envelope with a heart on it)

That inmate’s daughter and St. Valentine developed a friendship. It was then when St. Valentine knew his time was coming to an end, and wrote a letter to his own daughter. At the end of the letter he wrote Farewell, Your Valentine. And it’s because of that, which made the impact of the holiday we celebrate today. In the end, St. Valentine was sentenced to be attacked by clubs and then beheaded. That’s what happened and why we show respect on Valentine’s Day.

Another origin of Valentine’s Day, comes from the Pagan holiday “Feast of Lupercalia” which basically was a fertility ritual celebration with the goal to purify the town and avert evil spirits away.

(insert picture of a drawing of the Feast of Lupercalia celebration, a half man half goat, and another picture of a joyous celebration)

In the hopes of people being more fertile and reproducing more.

(insert picture of fertility celebration and a picture of an egg with a face on it with various sperms and one smiling while attaching to it) 

Which was pretty #unreal to read about. It was celebrated from February 13th to the 15th.

(insert a picture of the celebration ritual taking place amongst many people)

 During the ritual, they kill two goats and two puppies for sacrificial purposes.

(insert picture of the killing ritual happening)

The sacrifices were to ensure love, fertility, and overall health. After the animals were sacrificed, young women were lined up and were hit with thongs to make sure they were in fact fertile.

(insert picture of the women lined up and partaking in the ritual)

 These young women really believed in the holiday but experienced a lot of abuse and torture. They literally had a box filled with names of young women, and would pick out names and start the ritual. Having sex under the influence of alcohol was involved.

(insert picture of what the ritual was believed to look like)

 It’s wasn’t nice to know that women back then were considered property and were treated inhumanely, and how long it continued and progressed.

Until Pope Gelaseius caught wind of this and did not approve.

(insert a portrait picture of Pope Gelaseius)

He decided to abolish “Feast of Lupercalia” reclaim, changed, and announced it to be St. Valentine’s Day. To honor and love God which was his purpose as a pope.

(insert picture of a red screen with a white heart that has the words, “Happy Valentine’s Day” in white letters inside of the heart)

There’s a lot of talk out there that it’s a possibility that the combination of the Pagan’s “Feast of Lupercalia” and the murder and beheading of St. Valentine are the origins of the holiday today. #Unreal story, right?

I hope you all enjoyed this story!

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(The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!”)

Thank you Casey and Domenick for your time interpreting my show, thanks guys!

Bye!

(music fades)

The Aidan Mack Show logo appears again. (dark blue and black background) with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.) A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.

CVS Health Takes a Stand to Photoshop

 

 

DISCLAIMER *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her.*

The Transcript:

Visual Description of Episode: – Video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jumping rope.

The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watch her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).  

The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.

(Episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a black blouse with a black long sleeved blazer jacket over it. Aidan is wearing white pants with black pin stripes on them going down vertically. Aidan is wearing black leather slip on shoes with white soles. Her brown, short hair is worn down and she is wearing a light purple colored lip stick and she also has on small silver hoop earrings. She is sitting in front of a vintage, finished wood panels that creates a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand.  On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo on Aidan’s right with 3 pictures of pink hearts as trees in pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors.  Below the logo is a small black table against the wall that has a yellow pot with a purple flower inside of it and a blue pot with a red flower inside of it.)

Hello everyone and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show!

 (insert picture of CVS Health logo)

This is really such a great time to have this discussion. Why you might ask? Now CVS Health has announced a ban on picture editing and modifying in 2020. Such great news! I’m really excited about that! You all notice that in the magazines, the models, the movie stars, and the celebrities always look perfect and never have one flaw.

 (insert various pictures of different magazines and models)

 But, we already know deep inside that everyone has a flaws We all do, there’s no one who is an exception to that.

So we’ve now become more aware of the marketing strategies and what they do to models or celebrities, especially when a magazine cover was released. On one side it had a picture with flaws and the exact picture next to it was flawless.

 (insert pictures of Glamour magazine cover and Maxim cover)

 Remember that way back when? People were outraged by that, and that’s when Photoshop went viral. And by going viral the discussions became more and more prevalent, consumers took a step back and realize that the products they wanted to look exactly like their favorite celebes who are promoting it but that wasn’t the case. Going forward since that, now anytime we see images we always say, “Oh that’s photo shop” or “Obviously Photoshopped.” Before this whole thing came to light, people were clueless about Photoshop. And they looked up to these celebs wanting to look just like them. Now we know it’s obviously just Photoshop working its magic based on its history.

CVS Health decided to take some responsibility because they recognize that 80% of their purchases are made my women. So why are they advertising unrealistic pictures of models and celebrities that doesn’t even match with what these people actual look like because of Photoshop. It’s phony and not honest at all. So CVS Health wants to show their integrity by showing the actual images of the celebrities without any Photoshop. I think it’s great that CVS to take the responsibility of this initiative and I think it’ll cause other companies to follow the movement. So it allows us to feel more natural than this artificial look that is being portrayed. It’s so unreal that it’s not even real at all, it’s just a fake look. It makes consumers feel depressed, lowers their self-esteem and just overall people not feeling good about themselves. So it’s important that this is recognized and hopefully this has a domino effect to other companies. It’s an exciting time, but for many years all these companies have brainwashed us with our looks and appearances. Which has led to the creation of apps typically used for social media like Instagram that allows people to Photoshop their selfies using various apps. For example, making our teeth whiter, face free of blemishes, fading wrinkles, make up, and even contouring. So the tables have turned, us as consumers are taking the responsibility and now we are editing our own pictures. So in some ways, these companies/outlets have already brainwashed us all and it’s now our default to constantly edit our pictures. It’s definitely a lot to think about as much as it’s a great thing that CVS did this but at the same time we’re now embedded with the need to always change our pictures. Again, it’s something interesting to think about.

Thank you for tuning to The Aidan Mack Show! And I want to thank Casey and Domenick for their time interpreting me! Thanks guys!

(insert video of interpreters signing, “Thank you, bye!”)

And don’t forget to follow, like, share, and subscribe The Aidan Mack Show! Ciao/Bye/Take Care?

(The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!” (music fades)

The Aidan Mack Show logo appears again. (dark blue and black background) with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below. A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.

Haircuts for the Homeless in Philly & NYC

The more we give back to the community, the more fulfilling, stronger, confident, and healthier we feel. It’s not all about money – we can also give our time, ideas, and energy. _\m/ Aidan Mack

The Transcript:

DISCLAIMER:  *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her.*

(Visual Description of Episode) –

Video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jumprope.

The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watch her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).  

The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.

Episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a red blouse under a black blazer-suit jacket and red pants with knee-high black leather boots. Her brown, short hair is worn down and she is wearing a brown matte colored lip stick. She is wearing small silver hoop earrings in her ears. She is sitting in front of a vintage, finished wood panels that creates a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand.  On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo on Aidan’s right with 3 pictures of pink hearts as trees in pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors.  Below the Aidan Mack Show logo is a small black table against the wall that has a yellow pot with a purple flower inside of it and a blue pot with a red flower inside of it. In between the two pots sits a white coffee mug that has “#love” written on it in red.

 

Hello everyone and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show!

Everyone loves a story of someone giving back to the community. I recently read two articles today and I feel they’re worth sharing with you all at home. These articles talk about two guys, one in Philadelphia and one in NYC, both of these touched my hearts for what they did for their cities.

(insert picture of Brennon Jones giving a haircut to a homeless man)

Let’s start with Philadelphia first, this is Brennon Jones and he’s a fashion designer. After work he tends to give money and food to homeless people and as he was doing that he realized that it’s not the most effective way to give back and it’s not the impact he wants to make.

It started with a conversation with one homeless person…

Jones asked him how he felt about people giving him money and he said it is a nice gesture.”

He also asked him how he felt about people giving him food, which he also said was nice.

Then Jones asked him about getting haircuts.

He said he had no desire to go to a salon because he didn’t want to deal with other people’s reaction to homeless people

Then Jones said/asked, him how he would feel about bringing the salon to him wherever he was located.

(insert picture of Jones giving a haircut to a homeless man in the street in a different part of town with a sign in the background that says, “Haircuts for the Homeless.”)

So Jones just went ahead brought the salon to the streets and started giving haircuts. When you look good you feel good, just like a breath of fresh air. After that Jones realized to keep this going and thus creating “Haircuts for the Homeless,” which can be setup anywhere on any street.

(insert picture of Jones giving another haircut to a homeless man in another part of town with the same sign up)

 Wherever is most comfortable for homeless people, and the haircuts just kept on coming. Which led to a good Samaritan who noticed what Brennon was doing, that guy’s name is, Sean Johnson who happens to be a barber shop owner in the area.

(insert picture of Brennon and Sean together)

He wanted to meet with Brennon and once he met up with Brennon he offered to hire him and pay him to do the haircuts for the homeless. Brennon politely declined the offered and said, “It’s just something I’m passionate about to give haircuts to homeless people, but thank you.” After that conversation, Sean was thinking about what else could he do to and then he realized there was an available/vacant shop in the area so why not offer it to Brennon.

 (insert picture of Brennon and Sean standing outside of the barbershop together)

Brennon was a little on the fence with going forward with it, then Sean made the point that to at least utilize it during the winter time and it’s too cold to stand outside and give out haircuts.

(insert picture of Brennon and Sean together in black shirts one reads, “Spread Love,” the other reads, “Tappers Barber” *spelling?*)

Brennon realized he made a good point and they both went to the shop and their dream became a reality. The shop is called “Phenomenon Perfection”, they offer Makeover Mondays for homeless people who can’t afford services. And the rest of the week the shop is open for regular paying customers. The proceeds from the haircuts will be donated to local food banks and personal needs ready to be given to the homeless people in the area. It’s really nice. Sean Johnson felt like this experience was totally worth it. Sometimes his regular shop is busy, he can send customers to the other shop and not have customers waiting long for a haircut. Also on Mondays people from his shop go to the new shop to help out for the homeless people and their needs. This story really touched my heart!

So next…excuse me.

(Aidan Mack takes sip out of “#love” white mug)

You know it’s Winter time when having the heat makes your mouth so dry. Anyway!

The next story is in New York City!

(insert picture of Mark Bustos giving a haircut in the streets of NYC)

This is Mark Bustos, he’s a high-end stylist in the industry and has been involved in many/numerous/countless well-known magazines. One day he was staring out his window and was wondering how he could give back and seeing all the negative in the world occurring. Mark decided that he wanted to do something and spread positive energy and hope to this world, he thought haircuts specifically haircuts for homeless people would work.

(insert picture of Bustos giving a haircut to a homeless man, a picture next to it shows the after results of the haircut and the homeless man smiling)

 Mark hit the streets of NYC and found homeless people and gave out haircuts.

(insert another picture of Bustos giving a haircut in the streets of NYC to a man with shoulder length hair)

After their haircuts, homeless people feel good about themselves. Mark and his family are originally from the Philippines which they travel to quite often.

 (insert picture of Bustos giving haircuts in the Philippines to a group of children surrounding the barber chair)

They also rented a barbershop chair and lines starting forming with poor people who can’t afford. One young twelve-year-old boy was sitting in the chair looking sad/upset as he was getting a haircut he just thought he was getting a same old regular haircut. But this wasn’t just a regular haircut, he felt like he looked so much better and gave a smile to Mark and that really impacted him and he decided to continue this going forward.

It’s a really good thing to give back to the community. It’s something I will do once my show gains success I will give back to the community especially those who supported me, I’ll support right back!

Thank you for tuning to my show! And thank you Casey and Domenick for interpreting for my show!

(insert video of interpreters signing, “Thank you, Bye!”)

Thanks guys!

Please don’t forget to share, follow, like, and subscribe to The Aidan Mack Show!

Thank you!

 (music fades, Aidan Mack Show logo appears)

 Logo description:

(dark blue and black background) with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.) A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.)

Kim Zolciak-Biermann isn’t the only one who bites back… her dog does too!

DISCLAIMER *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her.*

 The Transcript:

(Visual Description of Episode) – Video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jumprope.

The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watch her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).  

 The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.

 Episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a black and white reptile patterned button down blouse with white slacks and a black belt. Aidan is wearing black and white patterned pumps/heels to match her shirt. Her brown, short hair is worn down and she is wearing pink magenta colored lip stick. She is sitting in front of a vintage, finished wood panels that creates a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand.  On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo on Aidan’s right with 3 pictures of pink hearts as trees in pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors.  Below the logo is a small black table against the wall that has a yellow pot with a purple flower inside of it and a blue pot with a red flower inside of it. In between the two pots sits a white coffee mug that has “#love” written on it in red.

Hello everyone and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show!

I wanted to talk to you guys about something before I dive into today’s show.

I want to let everyone know, sometimes the topics I discuss may seem to be old news….

Well, sometimes it does require additional time on, once I finish filming my show I hand it over to my interpreters and then the interpreters have to schedule a time to meet, keep in mind they both do have full-time jobs. They come together, and do the voice over interpretation for my show and they also do captions and visual description transcripts for accessibility purposes.The way I look at it is, news is never old. I’m always adding my perspective based on the information I’ve gathered through my research. Sometimes we think of news as old and have already formed an opinion about it. Later, we see another person’s perspective on that story and sometimes it changes our initial opinion. Maybe you’ll think differently after hearing mine, who knows!

I wanted to explain this to you all so you can get a better understanding of the additional time that is required for each episode. If I was able to get some sponsorship, I’d be able to invest in my interpreters full-time and then my episodes would be more current. But right now their interpreting services is on a pro bono basis. My show is still just building, which takes some time to get the right sponsorship to invest in my show and filming and releasing to get caught up to current events! Thank you all for your patience, I appreciate all the support.

Now let’s get down to business about today’s topic. I think it’s important to raise awareness about dogs. I’m sure many of us love dogs. We are dog lovers.

(insert picture on wall of a black dog running and with the words, “Man’s best friend…can have bad days too”)

I just learned about a situation that occurred on April 22 2017 so about less than a year ago.

(Insert picture of Kim Zolciak-Biermann)

Do you all know reality star, Kim Zolciak-Biermann from The Real Housewives of Atlanta?

(insert picture of the Real Housewives of Atlanta)

(insert picture of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and Kim and her husband Kroy)

She left the show to do her own show, “Don’t Be Tardy” but now she’s back as a guest housewife.

(Insert picture of Kim on RHA show)

I love Kim, I follow her and I really appreciate her as a person.

When Kim became a guest housewife, I was shocked. Attacking the women on the show and making accusation after accusation. I already judged her immediately. But I’m really surprised about her behavior lately. She’s usually sweet, but if you try to mess with her she’ll bite back. You know, which is expected. But lately there’s something up with the housewives, and all the accusations.

(Insert picture of Kim next to picture of Kandi)

For instance, Kim accused Kandi of drugging her drink to get to the swing of things. Kim accused Nene Leeks of being a drug addict. So I was like, what’s going on with Kim?

(Insert picture of Kim next to picture of Nene)

I’m not really understanding. Anyway, it doesn’t really matter I still love her and still follow her. I love how she runs her family hilarious/comically/humorously. I think her and her husband are such a cute couple. I think Kim’s an excellent mom.

(Insert picture of Kim and her six kids)

She’s really involved and engaged with her kids, and being real. Encouraging that life has purpose. I’m impressed her and her family dynamics.

(Insert picture of Kim’s family sitting with Santa in front of a Christmas tree)

Anyway. Let’s get serious.

(Insert picture of Sinn, Kim’s dog)

So this is Kim’s dog, Sinn. One of her son’s favorite dogs, he’s a Husky/Boxer mix. And something happened to her son, Kash, who is five-years-old. Sinn for whatever reason was panicking. Kash went to Sinn’s cage to play, and all of a sudden Sinn went for Kash and bit him. Roy, Kim’s husband was upset ran, grabbed Kash, got into the car, and headed for the hospital. Sinn barely missed Kash’s eye, about less than 1mm. If he would’ve gotten just a little bit closer, Kash would’ve lost his eyeball and become blind. Fortunately, the dog just missed the eye.

(Insert picture of Roy and Kim at the hospital. Roy holding Kash’s hand and Kim caressing his forehead)

(Insert picture of Roy holding Kash in a cradle position at the hospital)

So, I learned something from watching this and found out what actually happened.

(Insert picture of Kash’s bruised and swollen eye)

Kim’s husband Roy, who’s a NFL football player who used to play for the Atlanta Falcons and now a free agent. Anyway, this made him furious and he didn’t want anything to do with Sinn. Not one thing at all. Sinn and Roy were close, but after what happened to his son that relationship was over.

Dog trainers and behavior experts explain that we have to understand that this was not an attack. It’s not like Sinn latched on Kash and ripped him to shreds. Nope that was not the case. He lunged at him to communicate. Roy wanted to destroy that dog and put him to sleep and put this whole story to rest. Kim reminded Roy that he needs to think about Kash, and whether or not Kash wants to put the dog down too or to wait see how things go progress. Roy refused has he had his mind set. But Roy noticed that Kash was still keen with dogs and went ahead and got a puppy.

(Insert picture of Kash holding the new black and white puppy in his arms)

Kash still goes up to Sinn and still kisses him as you see in this picture.

(Insert picture of Kash kissing Sinn after the attack)

They still love each other, Roy realized. After talking with his son’s psychologist and survivors of dog attacks, Roy decided the best thing to do was to keep Sinn.

So, the family did a lot of investigating in trying to figure out what caused Sinn to bite Kash. Then they finally realized what happened,

(Insert picture of a man using a leaf blower to blow leaves off the sidewalk)

Roy was using a leaf blower which is really loud. You know, dogs have sensitive hearing/ears. So Sinn ran to hide out in his cage, but his cage is in high traffic of noise and it made him anxious and nervous.

(Insert two pictures, one of a dog with his paws over his ears and another of a dog sitting in a cage)

In the mist of it all, Kash went into his cage to play and that’s when he bit him to communicate he didn’t want to play. So this was clearly not attack, he just bit him hard as a way of communicating the stress. So Roy and Kim realized this and made sure that the cage is in a safe area so if Sinn needs to go away to calm down without any high traffic and noise distractions. He can escape it all and relax.

I’m so happy with how this story ended, and to raise awareness instead of making rash decisions to put the dog to sleep for being a supposed bad and awful dog.

(Insert picture of Kash and Sinn sitting on large stone rocks together)

We need to analyze the situation thoroughly and understand where the dog was coming from. We need to give our dogs a better place and environment.

(Insert two pictures of Kash playing with Sinn)

I like Kim’s way of handling this situation,

(Insert picture of Kash playing with two dogs at the same time while laying on the floor)

I’m grateful that Kim stepped in to calm the situation down. She made sure all the information from dog trainers, behavior experts, and the child’s psychologist to figure what was actually going on before making a right decision. It seems that no negative impacts on Kash. He has been going about his day and back to normal. He’s not living in fear or developed any phobias, which is great news. I like how this story ended and hope this brings up awareness instead of assigning the blame to the animal. We need to give more time in figuring out where our dogs are coming from which is tough when our dogs can’t communicate with us in the way we want.

Thank you for tuning into to my show! And again, thank you Casey and Domenick for interpreting my show! Thanks guys!

(The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!”)

And don’t forget to follow, share, like, and subscribe to The Aidan Mack Show!

See ya!

(music fades)

The Aidan Mack Show logo appears again. (dark blue and black background) with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.) A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.)

Golden Globe Awards: Little Black Dress… Big Message

DISCLAIMER *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her.*

The Transcript:

(Visual Description of Episode) – The video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jump rope.

The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watching her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).

The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.

The episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a black and white patterned blouse with black pants and black strapped heels that tie at the top and has strings that create a zig-zag look on her foot. Her brown, short hair is worn down. She is wearing dark red lipstick. She is sitting in front of vintage, finished wood panels that create a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand.  On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo to Aidan’s left with 3 pictures off to the left of pink hearts as trees in the pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors.  To the right of the three pictures is a small black table against the wall that has a flower pot on it with green and pink flowers in it.  On the table also sits two large letters, an “A” and an “M.” In front of the “M” is a coffee mug which reads,“#love.”

Did you guys catch the Golden Globe awards just a few weeks ago?

Did you see all of the gorgeous dresses, the fierce faces, the fancy hair-dos, and everyone with their beautiful jewelry and shoes?!?

(pictures appear on wall of various people on the red carpet at the award show)

I was like, I want one of those! Someday I will, you’ll see.

Anyway, what was going on with everyone wearing black?

(insert picture of Meryl Streep on the red carpet at the awards)

It was really Meryl Streep who announced and informed people in Hollywood and the Entertainment Industry to wear black as a way to take a stand and stop sexual misconduct against women. Enough is enough with the taking advantage of women.

(insert picture on wall of 4 women wearing black on the red carpet in solidarity)

So, that was the reason for wearing black. But behind that, many people called out Meryl Streep for remaining silent and not saying anything about the sexual misconduct. Many people were wondering why she didn’t take a stand. Meryl Streep responded, “Excuse me. Why don’t you call out Ivanka Trump and Melania Trump?

(insert two pictures on the wall of Ivanka and Melania Trump)

They’re in a far more significant position in representing Americans. They should be saying something, instead of being silent in regards to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

So Meryl Streep decided that it might just be the right thing to make a statement about women wearing black dresses. Then out of nowhere, Rose McGowan,

(insert picture on wall of McGowan on the red carpet wearing black)

one of the first women who came forward and let the world know about Harvey Weinstein sexual harassing and raping her, felt like Meryl was a contradiction because she did not say a word for months and then now suddenly decided to make a statement about wearing black.

(insert picture on wall of Amber Tamblyn on the red carpet wearing a black dress)

Amber Tamblyn chimed in and said, “Don’t be harsh at least she’s doing something about it.”

(insert picture of Milano wearing back on the red carpet)

Now, this leads to another incident with Rose being furious with Alyssa Milano because Alyssa said some positive remarks about Harvey’s Wife, Georgina Chapman.

(insert picture on wall of Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman)

Which then Rose then said to Alyssa, “Look at yourself. You’re a hypocrite!

Why don’t you go wear a Marchesa original which Georgina Chapman is the designer of under Weinstein’s company? And some believe they only were married for business purposes, which is why she chose to remain silent throughout the scandal. She turned a blind eye to the allegations against her husband because her dress line is under his company. There were a lot of unanswered questions circulating. That’s why people need to take it easy on Meryl because you have to understand Alyssa Milano is the host of Project Runway and Georgina Chapman is a judge on the show.

(insert picture of Milano and Chapman on Project Runway)

That’s why there was a lot of conflicting feelings going back and forth because Meryl Streep was trying to do the right thing. Alyssa Milano was trying to play both sides because of business relationships. So now you know the real scoop behind it all. WOW. But, I am happy that the situations that are occurring are making noise. Enough with the taking advantage and oppressing women through sexual assault that makes women feel uncomfortable.

Jobs can be taken away from women if they speak up. People are now seeing this, awareness is raised, and hopefully, it will get better.

Thank you for watching my show!

And thank you, Casey and Domenick, for interpreting this into English!

(The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!” (music fades)

The Aidan Mack Show logo appears again. (dark blue and black background) with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.) A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.)

Fitness and Health Trends 2018

DISCLAIMER *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her.*

The Transcript:

(Visual Description of Episode) – The video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jump rope.

The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watching her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).

The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.

Episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a green button-down shirt with a black leather jacket and black pants and black heel boots. Her brown, short hair is worn down. She is sitting in front of vintage, finished wood panels that create a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand.  On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo to Aidan’s left with 3 pictures off to the left of pink hearts as trees in pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors.  To the right of the three pictures is a small black table against the wall that has a flower pot on it with green and pink flowers in it.  On the table also sits two large letters, a “A” and an “M.” In front of the “M” is a coffee mug which reads,“#love.”

Welcome to The Aidan Mack Show!

(music fades) (The Aidan Mack Show logo appears)

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and had a Happy New Year!

I’m thrilled to start the new year hosting my show. A perfect time to talk about the Fitness and Health trends of 2018.

(Insert a picture on wall of weights, a water bottle, an apple, and a tape measure)

(Insert a picture on wall of a woman holding a clock in one hand and holding up her index finger)

  1. Something already trending is Intermediate Fasting.
  • For example, 6:8; which means 6 hours you fast and then 8 hours you eat. Or 5:2, 5 days you eat and 2 days you fast. Or once or twice a week, you can fast all day and night and then that following day you’d eat again. Another option is going the whole day with only one meal. There are tons of approaches and options when using Intermediate Fasting.

 (Insert a picture on wall of weights, a bowl of cereal, a timer, and a tape measure)

  • Research has shown the benefits that come with incorporating fasting into your diet, such as, stabilizing blood sugar level, reducing inflammation and keeping a healthy heart.

(Insert a picture on wall of two images, one a picture of a body with inflamed areas marked in red, and a picture of a red heart with legs and hands holding weights)

  • You can research and see if it could benefit you as well and what approach is best for you. Also, I strongly recommend checking with your doctor and discuss whether Intermediate Fasting is right for you.
  1. The next trend is… Family Exercise Classes.

(insert picture of a large athletic family)

  • Recently fitness centers have been recognizing the importance of involving the whole family, which means parents and children in different classes. This led to creating classes like Family Aerobics, Family Zumba, Family Yoga, and Mommy and Baby Yoga. There are just so many activities to get involved in! I think it’s a great way for families to share bonding experiences. Also, it helps them come together as a team to maintain their healthy lifestyle. I think it’s awesome!

(insert picture on wall of a man doing pushups with a dog on his back)

  1. Our third trend is Exercising with your Pet.
  • It’s becoming more and more popular to exercise with your pet.

(insert picture on wall of a Doga class with four women doing yoga with their dogs)

  • For example, Doga. It’s Doga instead of yoga because you’re with your dog. Also, you’ll see people lifting their dogs while doing squat or doing push-ups upside down lifting your dog instead of weights. More and more people out there are exercising with their pets. They feel relieved. We all have busy lives and trying to figure out how to keep our pets active is difficult. So why not mix the two, dogs or cats involved with their humans’ fitness routines. You’ll be noticing this trend more often.
  1. The next trend of 2018 is Live Streaming Classes.

Excuse me while I take this sip of water. Ah, look at that, love.

(Aidan Mack lifts up a white mug that reads #love in red and takes a sip of water)

So back to, Live Streaming Classes.

(Insert a picture on the wall of a fitness class being instructed live through a projector that displays a teacher showing the movements it reads “Cant get to class, Bring the class to you.”)

  • People are recognizing the huge benefit of remote, live-streamed classes because its live and people can do it in the comfort of their homes, which creates a larger audience. And now video quality has improved and is better than ever. Saves money too. This is becoming extremely popular which is a concern for me because of the lack of having an in-person face to face connection. Now technology has made connections become so distant. So I don’t know how I feel it. But at the same time, I do see the other perspective and its pros. It definitely saves money and it’s very convenient too. So…it’s a tough one.
  1. Our next trend has to do with, well you know how many adults out there feel like their missing out on something. Some of our lives consist of just work, work, work, feeling busy all the time, having so many things on our plate, and not knowing what to do because we’re just overwhelmed with everything we have to deal with. So why not try out, “Return to Play” which basically means; having fun, going with the flow, enjoying life, and just overall feeling carefree.

(Insert picture on wall of two adults playing outside)

Going to the park and playing on the swings and be a kid again. That’s what it’s all about, “Return to Play” and you’ll see more and more people participating in these kinds of activities. I noticed that “Return to Play” means play doesn’t have to stop when we’re young and then we work for the rest of our lives. I mean why so serious? Go out and play! It’s that simple!

  1. The next topic… has importance … and is worth recognizing so to speak, in regard to what is going on in the slaughterhouses and dairy farms.

(Insert graphic picture of a bloody cow slaughterhouse and of a man kicking an animal in the face through a cage)

There are a lot of horrific things that animals have to endure, and its coming to light.

(insert picture of a healthy plate of colorful vegetables, carrots, broccoli, beets, brussels sprouts, etc.).

This has impacted many. A lot of people are deciding to switch to a plant-based diet because of this by either becoming vegan or vegetarian. People are swapping out animal products as they transition to more plant-based food products and you’ll start seeing the growing trend of people who are switching over completely to a plant-based diet.

  1. Another current trend is that people are realizing they’re taking excessive amounts of pharmaceutical prescriptions and not getting the results they’re promised.

(insert picture on wall of a green graphic design of cannabis leaves with the letters CBD in white across it)

Now people are switching to Cannabidiol or better known as (CBD) and noticing the benefits such as reduced anxiety, and reduced pain. There are so many benefits for people using CBD like for some who suffer from seizures, it has stopped them all together. The list of what CBD can offer is endless. Now people are waking up about the pharmaceutical industry and giving CBD a chance.

(insert picture on wall of Jeff Sessions with a background of green marijuana leaves)

And now, a lot of people are concerned about what Jeff Sessions, the White House’s lawyer, believes should happen, which is putting a ban on CBD, making it illegal. People think that he has failed to recognize the importance of CBD’s medical benefits that are offered to so many people. I know for myself I’ve seen enough proof and stories out there that it does help people who have diseases or medical conditions. So, I hope that people stand up and voice their opinions to stop the ban, especially since we’ve gotten so far with legalization laws, and now this ban would be taking that progress backwards which is bizarre. I think it should be legalized, allowing people to make wise decisions on their own and use their common sense. Think of the safety of others and your own safety as well. Don’t get high and drive, just like you wouldn’t with prescription medication that has side effects such as drowsiness, etc. Be careful. Don’t drive under the influence and be responsible, it’s important.

  1. The next is “Mindful Workout” and just overall being in the now.

(Insert picture on wall of a perspective of a head with a weight inside of it instead of a brain)

Don’t let life’s worries bombard your minds. Just be mindful of the current moment/situation. Let all the negative thoughts and worries go and make peace with it, and center yourself. You’ll be seeing more and more people jumping on the bandwagon with “Mindful Workout”

(Insert picture on wall of 5 women with shirts that read, #, style, has, no, size)

On a side note, it’s an exciting time now to embrace the various body shapes out there, owning who we are. In the past, there was one body type that was recognized as beauty and the standard and anyone who didn’t have that body type was pushed to the side as practically non-existent in terms of beauty. But now, there is more of a mixture of diverse shapes, especially in the modeling industry. Embrace the diversity of our bodies and the many shapes out there. Magazines, TV interviews, and stylists are incorporating and highlighting various body shapes and sizes. It’s a really exciting time to be a part of.

And that was the Fitness and Health Trends for 2018. Thank you for tuning in to The Aidan Mack Show, and I want to thank my interpreters.

(The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!” (music fades)

The Aidan Mack Show logo appears again. (dark blue and black background) with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.) A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.)

Aidan’s Fall/Winter 2017 Fashion Picks

Episode 6 – Fashion

DISCLAIMER *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her. *

(Visual Description of Episode) – The video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jump rope.

The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watch her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).

The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.

The episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a teal/brown ruffled sleeveless shirt with black pants and black stiletto heels. Her brown, short hair is worn down. She is sitting in front of a vintage, finished wood panels that create a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand.  On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo to Aidan’s left with 3 pictures of pink hearts as trees in the pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors.  Below the three pictures is a small black table against the wall that has a pink picture frame of an eye on the wall.  On the table, there are pink and yellow tulips in a vase with a red heart on it.  Next to the flowers is a glass cup of water.  The cup reads, “Drink What You Love.”

Transcript:

Hello everyone and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show.

I’m Aidan Mack, the host here!

It’s a pleasure to have you all here today.

Today, we are going to discuss FAAASHHHIOOON!

Of course, we all love clothes! Today, we’ll be discussing some of the trends and looks I’ve found for Fall and Winter 2017 from various fashion blogs and websites. The list of Fall and Winter looks are endless; I will highlight a couple of my favs that caught my eye and share them with you all!

We all know a girl’s BFF is high-heels. High-heels make us look our best! Absolutely love them!

(Picture appears on the wall of a red high heel)

There are so many reasons to rock heels, but unfortunately, they do come with a package; the excruciating pain. If you walk for a long period of time with them on or if you have to get somewhere fast and pick up the pace, and even if you’re just standing because there’s nowhere to sit, heels definitely put a strain on our feet, knees, hips, and back. Heels are not really healthy for our feet and our bodies in general.

Guess what?! We can now be comfortable while keeping up with fashion because the new footwear trend for girls is flat shoes, our new BFFs. Yes! I’m sure you ladies out there are excited about this new trend. Finally, we can wear flat shoes for any situation; nightclubs, corporate events, and even for the everyday lounging around the house look. It’s really nice that we can put some ease on our feet, knees, hips, and our backs. This is such great fashion news!

(Insert picture on the wall of loafers with scarf wrapped around one ankle)

And do you see this picture how a scarf was added as an accessory and wrapped around the ankle? Gorgeous, right? Definitely adding that look/style to my wardrobe! Those loafers are from the Free People collection!

(Insert picture on the all of a woman wearing a Fun Fur coat from the Libertine Collection with a black outfit underneath)

The next look is known as Fun Fur!

WAIT! HOLD UP, to all of the Animal Rights Activists watching, Fun Fur uses faux fur! So it’s pretty much safe! The Fun Fur line looks great, it feels cozy and warm against your skin and it gives you that feeling that blankets did when we were kids who liked to snuggle up with our blanket and feel as if we’re home. And Fun Fur also makes you look good too! Great for casual wear, in professional settings, and even for clubbing and parties.

Next on my look list, the one shoulder dress!

(Insert picture on the wall a patterned one-shoulder dress look)

The designer for this look is Dion Lee.

The one-shoulder look you can wear regardless of the situation casual, business, and even for nightclub/parties. Just think, you go to work wearing your suit jacket over your one shoulder dress and then once the workday is over you can head out to a nightclub, 86 the suit jacket, put it in your bag, and dance the night away! Nice and convenient, right? I’ve now noticed a trend among fashion designers that they’re thinking more thoroughly on fashion designs that are most convenient to us as opposed to having one outfit that limits you to a specific type of event. With that mindset, we are in many ways just throwing money away and ending up with a huge pile of clothes we only wore once and will probably never wear any of it again. This design is from the

It’s great that fashion designers are now being more conscientious by making clothes that can fit a variety of settings and the ability to mix up pieces so it doesn’t look like you’re wearing the same thing over and over again. It’s really nice.

Now,

(Insert picture of a black leather jumpsuit look)

This is the Leather look.

Oooh! I love leather! I don’t know what it is, I just find leather to be visually mesmerizing. And again, leather is great to wear for any situation. Such as, wearing leather pants with a silk blouse and you’re ready to go to work as a professional. Then, when the workday is done you can go to happy hour without having to change your outfit! It’s really awesome that leather works pretty much anywhere. Calvin Klein was the designer behind this full leather jumpsuit! Looking at this picture, I think I want to go ahead and purchase myself a full leather jumpsuit too! Leather jackets are always a go to, and you can even get a leather shirt, pants, and shoes. But for those of you who care about animals and don’t like the idea of wearing real leather, you can wear faux leather that looks like real leather.

Now our next piece is the “Hot Mess” looks which were designed by Fashion East.

(Insert picture of a colorful “hot mess” look from the runway)

You might be thinking what is Hot Mess? So one day I was on the subway on my way to an event. A girl got on the train and I just couldn’t believe my eyes. Whoa! She was wearing busy, colorful and mismatching clothes; a plaid striped top with pants covered in flowers, and she was covered in tattoos. I had to do a double take. At first, I was taken aback, but she still looked great! Then I realized, that makes sense, hot mess, a messy ensemble but still looking hot thus the term ‘Hot Mess’. Now it’s becoming a real popular trend, which I guess that means we could just get out of bed, pick out random clothing in the dark, put them on and walk out the door. And then people will call you a hot mess! Awesome, right?

Have you all been noticing that more and more people having political statement slogans as part of their attire?

(Insert picture of 3 people wearing shirts with slogans; one says: “The Future is Female,” another says: “Our minds, our bodies, our power,” and the other says, “Nevertheless, she persisted.”)

For example, women can do anything and are proud of being a woman. We are somebody. Especially with what’s been going on with politics, it’s quite unfortunate that women are seen as inferior to men and as second-class citizens. Society views women as voiceless/powerless. Women should allow men to control their body. But now we’re using our voices, enough is enough! So make a political statement! If you’re wondering who designed this collection, it was Prabal Gurung.

The designer wanted to make a statement with this collection, letting the world know WOMEN CAN DO ANYTHING. And I second that!

Which leads to our next discussion regarding style. The color of the year for Fall/Winter 2017 is…. RED! POW!

Such a power color!

(Insert picture of a red outfit from top to bottom on the runway)

We are creating fire to protect America! You’ll be starting noticing more and more people sporting red because it’s loud!

Thank you for watching my show!

And I just want to say thank you to Casey and Domenick.

(The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!”)

Make sure you all share all the information about this show and make it viral! To your friends, coworkers…your friends on FB! Anyone really!

Thank you for your time! Ciao!

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#Metoo

 

DISCLAIMER *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her.*

Visual Description of an Episode

A video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jump rope. The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watching her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).

The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.

An episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a teal/brown ruffled sleeveless shirt with black pants and black stiletto heels. Her brown, short hair is worn down. She is sitting in front of a vintage, finished wood panels that creates a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand.  On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo to Aidan’s left with 3 pictures of pink hearts as trees in the pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors.  Below the three pictures is a small black table against the wall that has a pink picture frame of an eye on the wall.  On the table, there are pink and yellow tulips in a vase with a red heart on it.  Next to the flowers is a glass cup of water.  The cup reads, “Drink What You Love.”

The Transcript:

Hello everyone and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show.

I’m Aidan Mack, your host here!

It’s really great to have you all with us today!

Have you all been noticing on Twitter the hashtag #MeToo going viral? You might be thinking, “What’s up with that?”

(A picture appears on wall of the hashtag, #MeToo in red letters)

Since the beginning of time, women have been silent about an issue that happens all too often to a majority of women globally; sexual harassment.

(A picture appears on wall of Harvey Weinstein)

This is Harvey Weinstein, one of the top producers in Hollywood. There have been numerous counts of women coming forward about the sexual harassment they have unfortunately experienced. It is heartbreaking to think about how many women in the industry have to deal with harassment.

So, actress Alyssa Milano decided to post on Twitter the hashtag #MeToo and boy did it go viral! Post after post, the hashtag #MeToo kept pouring in and became a trending hashtag.

Whether it’s in the world of media, modeling, academics, and even in the workplace, women go through both sexual harassment and sexual assault on a daily basis.

(A picture appears on wall of Alyssa Milano)

So many women suffer through it all, feeling fearful and feeling destroyed. Women know that if they were to report these instances, it could ruin their career, education opportunities, and even their reputation in the media.

I was in complete shock with the amount of posts I read all regarding the hashtag #MeToo.

Tarana Burke, an African American woman, is actually the creator of the hashtag #MeToo. Although Alyssa Milano made the hashtag viral, she didn’t give Burke the proper recognition as the originator/creator of the hashtag.

Burke’s purpose for creating hashtag #MeToo was to show the amount of sexual assault and rape that Women of Color go through as well as figuring out a way to not be fearful about speaking out on the issue. As a Woman of Color, Burke wants to recognize that there are some communities who have privileges that others do not have. Although Burke created the hashtag 10 years ago, Once Alyssa Milano tweeted #MeToo it just went viral on social media.

(A picture appears on wall of Tarana Burke next to a picture of Alyssa Milano)

However, it’s important to recognize that privilege and give respect to Tarana Burke again who is the creator of the hashtag #MeToo.

(A picture appears on wall of Tarana Burke)

Wow, this really hits close to home, reading all these posts. Reading all of your experiences, stories, and how you all deal with men who are in a higher and more powerful position. Despite these oppressive situations, you all still push through it all and still follow your dreams. Your resilience is touching.

Now, it’s time to recognize the importance of speaking out. Speak out! We all must speak out! Yes, it will hurt our jobs. But this is still occurring all too often and it continues because of the silence related to this issue.

(Aidan Mack logo appears on wall)

The more we remain silent to the issue at hand, the more women will experience this as well as be a part of this endless cycle. Again, it’s important to speak out, myself included. I know what it’s like to speak out; it can blow up in your face. But despite that, it’s important to stand up so that the next woman doesn’t have to experience it too.

It’s hard for me to read these posts. I am however happy that this hashtag went viral, enough is enough. People are finally starting to wake up regarding this issue. You know, once a person is at the top of the food chain and is wealthy, they think they can do whatever they want with little to no regard for anyone besides themselves. This needs to stop. Wow….

Thank you for watching. Don’t forget, it’s important for me to mention if you are watching this and want to speak out about your experience and if you are a survivor of sexual assault or harassment, please comment and share below. The Deaf community has a voice as well.

So, thank you for watching my show! Before we wrap up, I want to thank my fabulous interpreters; Casey and Domenick for interpreting me. Thank you!

(The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!” (Music fades)

The Aidan Mack Show logo appears again. (Dark blue and black background) with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.) A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.)

No One Does Halloween Quite Like Heidi Klum

DISCLAIMER *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her.*

The Transcript:

(Visual Description of Episode) –

Video opens with upbeat music and views of New York City, while Aidan Mack exercises with a jumprope.

The screen shifts to her turning down a road lined with green trees in a red motorcycle, while a red car passes by. Aidan Mack then appears in a fancy closet/fitting room wearing a black dress with black heels, while she spins around looking in the mirror. The screen then shows Aidan Mack sitting in a dressing room at a Hollywood-style vanity mirror, lined in a circle with bright light bulbs where the camera films her reflection in the mirror as she flips her hair and whips out her magenta, pink lipstick applying it to her lips with a grin into the mirror. Aidan Mack is then seen in the center of New York City, standing in the middle of Time Square where the camera circles her as she looks around with an astonished look in her eyes and face at the flashing lights and billboards surrounding her. The host, Aidan Mack then opens her show as she walks down Time Square’s glowing, ruby-red stairs while bystanders sitting behind her on the stairs watch her introduce her show in American Sign Language (ASL).

The screen shifts to The Aidan Mack Show logo (dark blue and black background with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.

Episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a teal/brown ruffled sleeveless shirt with black pants and black stiletto heels. Her brown, short hair is worn down. She is sitting in front of a vintage, finished wood panels that creates a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background on a hot pink chair that is formed in the shape of a big hand.  On the wood behind her, displays The Aidan Mack Show logo to Aidan’s left with 3 pictures of pink hearts as trees in pink grass to the side of the logo, each one with different background sky colors.  Below the three pictures is a small black table against the wall that has a pink picture frame of an eye on the wall.  On the table there is pink and yellow tulips in a vase with a red heart on it.  Next to the flowers is a glass cup of water.  The cup reads, “Drink What You Love.”

Transcript:

Hello and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show!

I’m Aidan Mack, your host here! It’s great to have you all here today.

I hope all the viewers at home had a wonderful Halloween, I know I did!

You know the “Queen of Halloween” aka supermodel Heidi Klum. She is a Halloween Fanatic! Every year, she gets really creative and goes all out for her Halloween costumes. Over the years, her outrageous costumes have made their mark in history.

(picture appears on wall of Heidi Klum in 3 different costumes side by side)

Look at these pictures. These are just some of her costumes. How awesome?!

First you have, her head to toe gold costume! So cool! Then you have, her cadaver costume. You know the Human Body Exhibit where there are displays of people without any skin. You can literally see every vein and every layer of muscle. It’s a real trip! If you haven’t g one, I suggest you do! Anyway, the exhibit inspired her costume and she killed it!

Also, that one year she was Ironman, walking around like the boss that she is!

She really goes above and beyond when it comes to her Halloween costumes!

(A picture appears on wall of Heidi Kulm dressed in a Jessica Rabbit costume)

And one of my personal all-time favorite! Is when she dressed up as Jessica Rabbit. OMG. She looked perfect. When I saw her, my eyes jumped out of my head. I couldn’t believe it; she was a dead ringer for Jessica Rabbit as you all see in the picture! Amazing, right?

(A picture appears on wall of Heidi Klum dressed as the forbidden fruit — an apple)

And also, I have another personal favorite. The Forbidden Fruit. She was dressed in an apple costume, and during this time she was pregnant. She was smart using an apple to hide the baby bump, and it had a snake wrapped around it! How amazing does she look? You couldn’t even tell she was pregnant in this photo; her pregnancy was hidden here! Might be something you would consider when you’re pregnant and not sure what to wear for Halloween. Maybe be an Apple?

Throughout this year I was dying to know what she was going to dress up as for Halloween this year….

Wait….something evil is lurking and it’s night time…OHHHH MYY A WEREWOLF.

(A picture appears on wall of Heidi Klum dressed as a werewolf wearing jeans with a red and yellow letterman jacket and werewolf mask)

CHECK THIS OUT! UNREAL SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE ONE. Look at this makeover, definitely took hours to get this look. Looks awesome! It must be nice to be able to afford that!

Thank you for watching my show! Before we wrap up I just want to say thank you to Casey and Domenick for interpreting for me.

Thanks guys!

(The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!” (music fades)

The Aidan Mack Show logo appears again. (dark blue and black background) with a cartoon figure of Aidan Mack in a black dress and heels holding up the ASL hand shape for ‘I Love You,’ standing next to three shopping bags (pink, blue, and yellow) lined up in size order with the website: www.aidanmack.com below.)

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