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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.)

(A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.)

My heartfelt for Tribeca…

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.

Episode opens with Aidan Mack wearing a teal/brown ruffled sleeveless shirt with black pants and black stiletto heels. She has her short, brown hair 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 hand.  On the wood behind her, displays 3 pictures of pink hearts as trees in pink grass, 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 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.”

Hello, and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show!

I’m Aidan Mack, your host.

It’s great to have you all back with us for another episode.

I wanted to start todays show with something enlightening, however, I think it is important to shed some light on a tragic event that recently took place in New York City, a city that is dear to my heart.

A tragic event happened at a downtown Manhattan bike path, located in Tribeca, which also happens to be a place where I often ride my bike from the Bronx to Brooklyn.

I love this beautiful route is because there is so much to take in. There are several bars and restaurants as well as areas to people watch and sunbathe.

This area has so much to offer. It’s a great place to bike, go for a run, walk, or even rollerblade through.  Overall, its a great place for outdoor fun and relaxation.

However, I can’t believe this man. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov (say-fullo sai-puv) made the terrible choice of getting into a rented Home Depot truck and actually running over pedestrians.  8 people were killed, and 11 were injured riding down a bicycle path. I mean c’mon, really? I’m devastated by this news and even more-so because it happened on Halloween. My heart is torn by this.

Of those effected by this tragedy, 6 people were visiting from Argentina for a high school reunion. 5 were murdered, and 1 person survived. Imagine being the 1 survivor and realizing all 5 of your friends were murdered during a vacation.

Just imagine going through that or being in the survivor’s shoes. This is truly horrific.

I thought it was really nice that the President of Uzbekistan,

———-pause———-

Shavkat Mirziyoyev (shav-kat Mirz-yo-yev), good luck to my interpreters on pronouncing that one. Anyway, he took the time to address the tragedy.  He stated that he would be there by all means necessary to support and work closely with the United States in matters regarding this case.

Imagine a bike path that you used to feel safe on, without a worry in the world. I never had the thought of being injured or killed cross my mind. But now, it is a place that gives people who used to ride along, walk, or run the path an uneasy feeling.  Its unfortunate that it has become an unsafe area. But again it is up to us as New Yorkers to not let this tragedy define us, but to reclaim the safety of a place we all enjoy.

I want to send my….strength. My… that light within me to all of you. And again, my strength.  By strength I mean support, encouragement, and all of my positivity to you, the families, the friends, the survivors never give up and keep pushing.  I know a lot has changed since Halloween and many of you will never look at October 31st the same.   We’re all here to support you and we’re behind you every step of the way.

Thank you for watching my show. Before we wrap up, thanks again to my interpreters, Casey and Domenick for their interpretation and imagine what they had to go through with the pronunciation of these names.  Ugh, I feel for them. And that’s a wrap!

_\m/ ~ Aidan Mack

 

Last Minute Halloween Food Ideas

OMG, it’s Halloween tomorrow!

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Say what? All of our thoughts are scrambled when thinking of what food we could make for our children’s Halloween breakfast or lunch for school. But it doesn’t stop for just our kids, we can also think of these quick recipes to bring the coolest and spookiest food for the workplace!

It has to be quick to prep food to make our lives less chaotic and at same time it would make us the coolest parent, employer/employee and overall dude. Our heads are spinning like the exorcist. What should we do?

Whoa… Take a deep breath! This is not end of the World…

There are ways that we could make quick and easy unreal Halloween snacks that would be very last minute but no one would know it and people will think you are so cool for being creative with Halloween treats.

Here are the ideas of spooky foods….

Clementine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts

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Ingredients:

  • Clementine, peeled
  • Celery, cut into small sticks
  • Banana, peeled and cut in half
  • Blueberries

 Instructions:

  • One stick celery into the top of the clementine
  • Two toothpicks stick two blueberries into the bananas

FrankenGuac

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 Ingredients:

  • Three medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
  • Onion, finely chopped
  • Fresh cilantro, minced
  • Tomato, diced
  • Garlic, minced
  • Lime juice

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mash avocados with a fork
  • Stir the onion, fresh cilantro, tomato, garlic, and lime juice
  • Scoop guacamole onto a platter
  • Shape into a rectangle
  • Place chips near the top of the head
  • Decorate face as desire with tomatoes, celery, cucumber, and blueberries for eyes.

 Jack O’ Lantern Tuna Avocado Melt

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Ingredient:

  • Tuna Fish
  • Avocado, peeled and roughly chopped
  • Onion, minced
  • Garlic Powder
  • Garlic, minced
  • Tomato, Sliced
  • Cheese, Sliced

Instructions:

  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • With a fork, mix and mashing the avocado, and break up the chunks of tuna until the ingredients are well combined
  • Cut out eyes, nose and mouth out of each cheese slice to create a Jack O’ Lantern.
  • Place cheese on Tuna Fish and then onto your favorite sandwich bread until cheese is slightly melted.

** Some people like to eat the cheese without melting it so you can leave it not-melted as well**

Mini Pumpkin Quesadilla

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Ingredients:

  • Two Tortillas
  • Tender Chicken, Shredded
  • 1 can of refried bean
  • 1 avocado
  • Garlic, minced
  • Tomato, diced
  • Onion, minced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Lime juice
  • Mexican Cheese, shredded
  • Salsa

Instructions:

  • Get a plate and lay one tortilla down flat
  • Use a shark knife, cut a Jack-O-Lantern face out of the tortilla
  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat
  • Place a new tortilla in the pan (not the one you carved)
  • Top with all ingredients, chicken, guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, on it
  • Add the Jack O Lantern Tortilla
  • Cook until the cheese is melt
  • Serve with homemade guacamole and salsa.

**The instructions about how to make guacamole are on the second list, which is FrankenGuac.**

_\m/ Aidan Mack

 

6 Skin Care Tips for Transitioning Your Skin to Fall

 

(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 peach colored shirt with black pants and nude stiletto heels. Her long, brown hair 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 hand.  On the wood behind her, displays 3 pictures of pink hearts as trees in pink grass, 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 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, “A Glass of Liquid Course.”

Transcript:

Hello everyone! Welcome to The Aidan Mack Show. I’m Aidan Mack, your host here!

Look at this behind me, a completed set! Now that all the renovations for the set are done, as mentioned in my previous video, I can officially welcome you to The AidanMack Show!

Again, I want to say thank you to all my fans, supporters, and friends who have encouraged me and have been patient with my show. I really appreciate it.

Now that the set is done, the show’s possibilities in regards with the topics being discussed going forward, are endless!  I’m looking forward to how everything unfolds.

Now what’s today’s topic? Beauty.

(slide appears on separate screen with the title: “6 Skin Care Tips for Transitioning Your Skin to Fall,” and shows two pictures of people with facial masks on and cucumbers covering their eyes next to The Aidan Mack Show logo)

This discussion applies to both men and women.  So, just because the topic is “Beauty,” doesn’t mean it can’t be beneficial to you.

Autumn has arrived!  Looking outside, we see all the beautiful trees and leaves changing colors. As the leaves fall to the ground, we see the vibrant colors of fall.  That’s an example of a transition.  The reason we know this is a transition is because we witness the changes of the seasons from summer to fal,l and before you
know it winter.

Trees are preparing themselves for the upcoming winter.

Our bodies and skin goes through seasonal changes similar to nature. So, what can we do to make sure our skin survives the harsh winter?  It starts during the summer time. As we lather on different oils and lotions which either block the sun from our skin OR tanning products that welcome and absorb the sun. Between the sweating, the wind, the humidity, the blazing summer sun, or the chlorine from swimming pools we all love to dive into, all of these factors play a role in our pores getting clogged.

So, how can the body rejuvenate itself throughout all of these transitions and environmental factors it is exposed to, while also developing the strength it will need for the upcoming winter?   I’ll give you a few pointers on what you can do to prepare and take care of your skin throughout the winter.

First,

(slide appears on separate screen with pictures of two bars of soap, one, recommended for Summer and the second one, recommended for Fall/Winter.)

Soap.

After cleansing, apply a cream.  For those who have skin that is dry, cream will help moisturize your skin.

It is important to know your skin type.  For example, if you know your skin type is oily, then you wouldn’t need as much moisture as someone with dry skin, because the oil serves as a natural moisturizer.  Whereas people with dry skin don’t have those oils present, and would require more moisture for healthier skin to make it through the winter.

(slide appears on separate screen with pictures different brands of body scrubs and two people exfoliating their bodies)

The next important tip is to exfoliate.  It is important to exfoliate not just your face, but your body as well.  Exfoliating unclogs your pores from head to toe and allows your skin to breath effortlessly.

(slide appears on a separate screen with pictures of a hydration lotion and a moisturizing coconut oil cream with two people applying lotion on their face and body)

If you’re using lotions, you should transition to a moisturizing body cream. The temperature changes as we get in and out of heated cars and back out into the cold. Our skin will experience a lot of adaptations.   Using creams and moisturizers will help your skin maintain moisture despite the changes in temperature.

(slide appears on separate screen with 4 different pictures of lip balms and chapsticks, as well as two people applying them to their lips)

It is equally important to keep your lips moist.  It’s not healthy to expose your bare lips to weather conditions.  Using chapstick prevents your lips from getting irritated.

(slide appears on separate screen with pictures of 7 types of hand creams and two pictures of people applying hand cream on their hands. One picture shows the hand cream forming a heart shape on the back of the person’s hand.)

It is critical to invest in our hands as well.  As people who sign. We should keep our hands sexy, not dry, flaky, or patchy which
is uncomfortable. Using hand creams, our hands can stay soft and look their best, especially when we sign.

(slide appears on separate screen with pictures of 3 different sunscreens and a man applying it to his face, a woman applying it to her face, and a girl standing in the sun with sunglasses on squeezing out sun lotion onto her hand.)

Finally, and equally as important, sun screen. We tend to have the mindset that as long as we apply sun screen during the summer, we’ll be fine, and that there is really no need for sunscreen during the winter.  But let me tell you, ultra violet lighting is no joke and can seriously harm your skin.  So it is important to apply sunscreen to not only your face, but your neck, chest, arms and hands.

It is important to look for products that have UVA and UVB protection.  Products that say ͞broad spectrum͟ on them, will prevent both UVA and UVB rays.

I hope these tips will benefit you.  If you have any additional tips you would like to share, or if you have already tried some of the things I have mentioned and they did not work for you, please leave a comment below. Please do share my vlog and make it viral to your friends, colleagues and anyone else that may find this useful.

Thank you for your support and watching my show.  Also, a special thank you to my great interpreters who really work hard to interpret my show; Casey Cutler and Domenick D’Angelo, Thank you!

(The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!” And The Aidan Mack Show logo appears again.  A white screen with social media websites appears directly after.)

Introducing Our Fabulous English/ASL Interpreters

The Aidan Mack Show’s goal is to ensure that it is fully accessible to people of the English spoken and written language, as well as people who use a visual language, which in this case is American Sign Language. We are thrilled to have Casey Culter and Domenick D’Angelo on board as our English/ASL interpreters. Just a reminder to anyone watching, make sure you don’t shoot the two messengers because the show solely reflects the perspectives, stories, information, opinions, discussions, and commentaries of Aidan Mack. Please give a warm welcome to Casey Culter and Domenick D’Angelo as new members of the team! (Hand waving… 😀 )

Casey

English/ASL Interpreter

Casey Cutler is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2015. Casey was first exposed to American Sign Language (ASL) in elementary school, because her classes were comprised of 50% Deaf students and 50% hearing students. Casey continued learning ASL in high school, taking ASL for 3 years as her foreign language credit. She decided to major in ASL/English Interpretation when entering college. Casey is a recent graduate of an Interpreter Training Program. She plans to work mainly in legal interpreting settings and go to Law school in the future to become an ADA lawyer for the Deaf.

Interpreter

English/ASL Interpreter

Domenick D’Angelo is a native New Yorker, who was born and raised in Astoria, Queens. He is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult(s). Both his mother and father are Deaf. His first language was American Sign Language (ASL) and the Deaf community was the first community he was exposed to. Domenick currently works as an ASL/English Interpreter, and works in various settings throughout the Metropolitan area. He also instructs and tutors ASL for hearing students at a college level, as well as instructing and tutoring the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in English, also at a college level. His prime objective in life is to give back to and serve the Deaf community, for raising and encouraging him in his professional and personal life. He is currently working to get his MA in Deaf Education. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending his free time writing short stories or binge watching some TV series on Netflix.

Update and Intro on the Aidan Mack Show

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 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 black shirt with her long, brown hair worn down. She is sitting in front of vintage, finished wood panels that create a tarnished-bronze and brown looking wood background.

Transcript:

Hey everyone, welcome back to the Aidan Mack Show! I want to give my viewers an update on what’s been going on with my show, and discuss what the show is all about. But, before we get into the updates of the show, I want to pay my respects and my sincerest condolences for those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the Earthquakes in Mexico, the wild-fires through the West Coast, plus the shooting in Las Vegas. Now let’s take this moment of silence to pay our respects for those who are no longer here with us today and their loved ones. We’re sending courage, and our positive energy your way! So, what is up with the Aidan Mack Show? I’ve recently been talking with my production team regarding the show and the show’s set design. And there are a few more last minute additions until we can fully launch. That should all be finalized by sometime next week. To all my fans, supporters, and friends, Thank you! Your patience is greatly appreciated. Now, let’s get down to business on what the Aidan Mack Show is all about. The Aidan Mack Show is a lifestyle talk show explores various topics ranging from fashion, beauty, fitness, nutrition, entertainment, daily and world news, and even red carpet interviews. Which will highlight how these various stories can shape our daily lives, activities, and thoughts, which will ultimately impact our lifestyles. Themes in social justice issues will be expressed through discourse using satire and comedy as we invite numerous experts to share their findings in their respected areas of study. Our guests will share their stories and hardships you will find to be inspirational and UNREAL. Viewers of my show, I want to share my interviews, discussions, and findings from my travels which can serve as a resource pool full of tips and advice you will find beneficial. There will be trending hot topics and thought-provoking discussions that will challenge us to leave our comfort zones. So, there’s just so much happening with my show. I’m so excited to be hosting and I look forward to the launch and continuation of my show. Again, I want to thank all my fabulous fans, supporters, and friends for your endless support. I can’t tell you how much it means to me. Thank you for your time and for watching my show! Before I wrap up, please be sure to share this video and my website, so you can continue to follow the Aidan Mack Show. Thanks! And last but certainly not least, I want to give a special thank you my two fabulous interpreters for their hard work; Casey Cutler and Domenick D’Angelo.

Love! Love! It is all about Love!

Happy Valentine’s Day to each of you!  Here I am very determined to write a Valentine’s Day post at www.aidanmack.com every year.

The very first Valentine’s Day post was three years ago when this website was first established, and today is third anniversary of The Aidan Mack Show. The anniversary falls on Valentine’s Day. I guess I chose the right date.

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I always say Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays… Well, I must say this year, it is challenging for me to stay positive on Valentine’s Day.

I am still recovering from the injuries sustained in a very bad car accident last November. Today, I met with my thyroid doctor to discuss the plan of having needles poked through my neck to my thyroid as a recent ultra sound indicated that there is something on my thyroid – on Valentine’s Day!

It is also a challenge for me to keep the spirit of  St. Valentine, listening to the negative commentary regarding immigrants and refugees. They are the ones who have traumatic situations they have endured. Many are victims of war and terrorism. And as I contemplate celebrating the holiday today, thoughts of these people that are being banned come to mind.

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On a lighter note, I tried to make a Peek-Boo Valentine Cake, but I got everything messed up due to using the wrong flour. I was discouraged because I was not feeling the spirit of the Valentine’s Day… Then I said to myself, “Wait a minute, I could make the best out of this situation, and  a Valentine to become a part of the day.”  So I tried to make the best out of the “messed up” cake, and I did it. As I realized, the day of Valentine didn’t  have to be perfect…

Sometimes we are single – wishing we were going out with someone…. Sometimes we are a couple—struggling to keep our marriage healthy. Sometimes we realize that our friends are not our true friends. Sometimes we are not happy with our jobs. Sometimes we try to reach our goals, but we are not there yet. Sometimes we face health issues, and we worry. That is a part of life.

Although we may feel alone, struggle in a marriage, feel we do not have friends, are not happy with our jobs or struggle to find a job, or are worried about health issues, we have the power to make this day a positive experience and appreciate life, at this time. This minute – we can do something different instead of letting negativity take over our day, focusing on how unlucky we are for not having that ideal relationship or the perfect marriage, or suffering the betrayal by friends, unsatisfied at work, or struggling to meet goals set, or dealing with serious health issues. Focusing on what we do not have is not going to change anything.

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Stop and begin to be grateful for what we have this minute. Grab the opportunity to look into our hearts and see how much our hearts can give – to help, to support, to encourage, to aid, to care, to flourish and to embrace all kinds of people from all parts of our world. Love! Love! It is all about Love – Love of self and others. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all.

_\m/ Aidan Mack

 

Happy New Year 2017: My Resolutions

Hello everyone!

It is hard to imagine how time could go so fast, seemingly before the blink of our eyes. We are getting ready to celebrate the New Year. It is time for us to move forward and hope this year will be much better than last year.

(Just add orange, lemon, blueberry, raspberry, mint and fresh water)

(Just add orange, lemon, blueberry, raspberry, mint and fresh water. Let sit overnight before you drink it.)

I know people start to scoff about all the resolutions made to improve each year because we usually do not follow up on them.  We often make resolutions living in a fantasy, believing the resolutions made require no effort. For resolutions to succeed, we need to do some work and exercise willpower to achieve the resolutions. It takes work hard peeling each layer of a bad habit off, learning from failures, and getting up and trying again and again before we can achieve these resolutions.

Seafood with Zucchini Noodles Made by Aidan Mack

Seafood with Zucchini Noodles Made by Aidan Mack

 

It is so important that each of us makes a decision and keeps the determination to succeed. We need to be proactive, willing to do the hard work and holding on to the willpower to achieve these resolutions that are made. Some struggles and setbacks are expected before we succeed at anything. It is like watching a baby learn to walk.  The baby faces some failures before he or she can walk steadily and move forward.  It is same thing with our resolutions.

 

Happy New Year Clock CupCakes Made by Aidan Mack

Happy New Year Clock CupCakes Made by Aidan Mack

Here are my resolutions:

  • To be known that I can always accept, handle, learn, and benefit from any situation or outcome.
  • To strengthen my personal and professional relationships with people of diverse personalities, communication styles, and backgrounds.
  • To reduce procrastination.
  • To become a more skilled communicator under pressure.
  • To maintain my commitments to my fitness/bodybuilding and healthy eating habits every day.
  • To balance playing and working, learning new things, exploring new places and meeting new people.
  • To expand my network and raise awareness of business people, sponsors, executive producers, crew people, celebrities, experts, and fans/visitors about my TV talk show, blog, and one-woman show.
  • To broadcast my shows on TV and social medias regularly, to update my blog every week with videos/ written posts, and to promote my one-woman show to a global audience through videos and social media.

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I wish you a very healthy and prosperous 2017.

 

_\m/ Aidan Mack

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