Kenya: Diani Pallet Cafe

Kenya: Diani Pallet Cafe

Join Joel as he sets out on an unforgettable journey to Pallet Cafe, located on the stunning shores of Diani Beach in Kenya. You can marvel at the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean while you savor delectable cuisine prepared by the cafe’s remarkable Deaf staff, who offer unparalleled warmth and

Iraq: Deaf Plant Nursery Owner

Iraq: Deaf Plant Nursery Owner

Joel learns from Suan Hawler, a Deaf Plant Nursery Owner who runs a vast, lush nursery in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. It’s awe-inspiring to see different kinds of plants under his helm. (captioned)

Iraq: Wild Adventures at the Check Point

Iraq: Wild Adventures at the Check Point

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Adventure knows no bounds! Join Joel as he shares his jaw-dropping tale of crossing Iraqi checkpoints, where every moment is an adrenaline rush. From RPG close encounters to passport checks amidst the

Pakistan: Deaf Khewra Salt Miner

Pakistan: Deaf Khewra Salt Miner

Join Joel on an extraordinary journey as he encounters Nazim Hussain, a Deaf Khewra Salt miner in Pakistan. Explore the renowned pink Himalayan salt mine and witness Joel’s unique experience of tasting salt straight from the walls. Gain insights from Nazim on the intricate process of cutting, grindi

Namibia: Deaf Seafood Plant Workers

Namibia: Deaf Seafood Plant Workers

Embark on a fascinating journey in Walvis Bay, Namibia, where deaf seafood plant workers showcase their expertise. Follow Joel as he learns a new sign for squid and witnesses the intricate process of squid and seafood processing under one roof. Experience the mesmerizing sights and sounds of this un

Pakistan: Deaf Shell Oil Owner

Pakistan: Deaf Shell Oil Owner

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Exploring the vibrant streets of Multan, Pakistan, I crossed paths with Abid Hussain, a remarkable Deaf entrepreneur who owns Shell Oil. Refueling my car transformed into a heartwarming experience as I

Utah: Snowbird Ski Resort – Day Two

Utah: Snowbird Ski Resort – Day Two

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Despite a tumble on the slopes, today at the Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah was still an absolute blast! The sun was shining, the resort’s restaurants and shops were bustling, and the mountain views were

Utah: Snowbird Ski Resort – Powder Day

Utah: Snowbird Ski Resort – Powder Day

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Kicking off my 2024 ski season like a champ at the Snowbird Ski Resort ! Seven inches of fresh powder greeted me on the slopes – talk about a perfect start! Riding the lift and tram, soaking in the st

India: Indore Deaf Bilingual Academy

India: Indore Deaf Bilingual Academy

Join Joel as he explores the inspiring journey of the Deaf Bilingual Academy in Indore, India, alongside Jeffrey Bravin, Executive Director of the American School for the Deaf. Witness the dedication of Deaf students, teachers, and staff, and celebrate the legacy of Rajkumar Punjabi, who founded the

Zambia: Deaf Upholsterers

Zambia: Deaf Upholsterers

Enter the dynamic world of upholstery craftsmanship with Frederick Bwalya, a deaf business owner, and his team in Kitwe, Zambia! From revamping minibus seats to fulfilling custom orders, their skill and dedication are unmatched. Witness the power of inclusion as they work alongside their Deaf employ

Mozambique: Nampula Deaf Gathering Part 3 of 3

Mozambique: Nampula Deaf Gathering Part 3 of 3

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Part 3 of 3: Saying goodbye with sweetness! 🌟 Hosted by the incredible Nicolas and Eliso in Nampula, Mozambique. Please tune in to hear their heartfelt thoughts on our journey together. (captioned)

Guatemala: Celebrating 15 Years of LAVOSI Deaf School

Guatemala: Celebrating 15 Years of LAVOSI Deaf School

Join me as I return to LAVOSI, Las Voces del Silencio, a Deaf school in Jocotenango, Guatemala, which I first visited in 2008, traveling alongside Alvaro De Leon and supporting his dream to establish the school in 2009. Filming their journey in 2012, I’m back twelve years later to witness the remark

Japan: Matcha Cream

Japan: Matcha Cream

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Finding the perfect matcha treat is like discovering a treasure map in a sea of sweets! Dive into the delightful depths of Asakusa, Tokyo, where the streets are paved with matcha dreams, and every bite

India: Rotary Sanskardham AcademyIndia:

India: Rotary Sanskardham AcademyIndia:

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Jeffrey Bravin, Executive Director of the American School for the Deaf, recently visited Rotary Sanskardham Academy in Mumbai, India. He was inspired by innovative approaches, like incorporating yoga a

Vietnam: Central Deaf Services

Vietnam: Central Deaf Services

Join Joel as he revisits Central Deaf Services in Da Nang, Vietnam, after five years, this time accompanied by Jeffrey Bravin, Executive Director of the American School for the Deaf. Explore the vibrant bilingual Deaf school, meet its inspiring students, and witness the dedication of its exceptional

Guatemala: Deaf Artist Freddy De León Cruz

Guatemala: Deaf Artist Freddy De León Cruz

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Reunion with a talented soul! In Antigua, Guatemala, Joel reconnects with the renowned Deaf artist Freddy De León Cruz. Flashback to 2008, when I first interviewed him, and in 2012, when I became a pro

Pakistan: Lahore Deaf Reach

Pakistan: Lahore Deaf Reach

Join Joel on an inspiring journey to Deaf Reach in Lahore, Pakistan, where eight schools cater to over 1,500 students. Guided by Fazil Mahmood, a Deaf principal, Joel explores the school and is deeply moved by the dedication and passion of the staff and students. Watch as Joel receives heartwarming

Vietnam: Hanoi Bun Cha

Vietnam: Hanoi Bun Cha

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Exploring hidden alleys in Hanoi with local friends always leads to the best food finds, like this delicious Bun Cha! 🍜 Don’t underestimate the power of a tiny alleyway – it’s where the real culinary g

Pakistan: Deaf Meetha Paan Owner

Pakistan: Deaf Meetha Paan Owner

Indulge in the flavorful world of meetha paan with Muhammad Hanif, a Deaf owner who has been crafting these delectable treats for over two decades in Karachi’s bustling streets. Join us as we savor the tradition and expertise behind each bite, served with rich Pakistani heritage. (captioned)Thanks t

India: Kolkata Deaf Chai Owner

India: Kolkata Deaf Chai Owner

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Rediscovering the heart of Kolkata after 12 years feels like coming home. And what better way to reconnect with its soul than savoring Manoj Sharma’s delicious chai at his quaint stall? Authentic, flav

Vietnam: Hanoi Train Street

Vietnam: Hanoi Train Street

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Living life on the edge at Hanoi’s Train Street! 🚂💨 The thrill of feeling the adrenaline rush as the train whizzes by just inches from our faces is unbeatable! 🙌

India: Mallick Ghat Flower Market

India: Mallick Ghat Flower Market

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joel West Barish (@joelwestbarish) Exploring the vibrant chaos of the Mallick Ghat flower market in Kolkata, India, with Pankaj was an epic adventure! 🌼🌸 We discovered the fascinating significance of flowers in Indian culture, from marr

Zimbabwe: Deaf Metal Artist

Zimbabwe: Deaf Metal Artist

Nothing is impossible in the eyes of an entrepreneur! Joel recently connected with Wisdom Chengaose, a Deaf metal artist who turns satellite dishes into masterpieces with metal wires. Creativity unleashed, ingenuity embraced! (captioned)