Hi there! I’m Kristin, and I’m learning American Sign Language (ASL).
I have been learning American Sign Language since I first started at college at RIT. The campus has a prevalent Deaf population, and I was interested in learning how to sign, so I asked one of my dorm floormates to teach me a phrase in ASL. Excited to put my new knowledge into use, I went to the freshman dining hall and signed what I thought was “I want a large pizza,” to the worker at the pizza counter. After he walked away with a strange look on his face, I returned to my dorm floor, bewildered and confused, and still hungry. I asked my floormate what had happened and learned I was actually taught the phrase, “I want lesbian vagina,” not “I want a large pizza.” From that point on, I became fascinated with learning dirty phrases in American Sign Language.
Since then, I tried to learn as many dirty words and phrases as I can, including everything from “blumpkin” to “your mom’s a filthy whore.” I frequently shared my knowledge at friends’ parties, much to the amusement of both my hearing and deaf/hard-of-hearing friends. I started posting videos on YouTube in January 2011 as a way to continue sharing what I’m learning. My videos quickly became popular, and I have been happily recording “Dirty Signs with Kristin” ever since.