Signs for CINDERELLA

There is no standard or official name sign for Cinderalla. It's usually created by a theatrical group at schools for the deaf. So, there may be variety. Use fingerspelling where appropriate.

Meaning: "a heroine of a fairy tale or folk tale who is maltreated by a malevolent stepmother but achieves happiness and marries a prince through the benevolent intervention of a fairy godmother." -- dictionary.com

Use fingerspelling as there is no name sign for it. Some Deaf teachers give Cinderella a name sign in drama projects. A few examples of the name signs temporarily used are shown below.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Storytelling in ASL

ASL Level for students: 300 and above.

"Cinderella" in ASL from Metro Deaf School.

Story told by Nathie Marbury, a highly-respected storyteller and teacher. She fingerspelled "Cinderella" and used the pronoun. No name sign for Cinderella.

Temporary name sign used by Deaf students at a deaf school (Alberta) in the 1980s.

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