A YouTuber called Ren has clocked up over 200,000 views on the video sharing site for her video 11 things you should know about deaf people.
The video is funny, witty and insightful, and is well worth a watch. She writes:
When I attended the Summer Slam Poetry Camp at Gustavus Adolphus College last year, I walked into a group of 30 campers knowing absolutely nobody. After that first day, I was so overwhelmed by all the conversations going on around me that I couldn’t understand, and frustrated with myself for not knowing how to effectively communicate the fact that I’m deaf. I would tell people, but they didn’t really seem to get it. So, the next day, Sierra DeMulder (camp counselor and two-time National Poetry Slam champion) instructed us to write a “Ten Things” poem, and I saw that as the perfect opportunity to express my thoughts to the rest of the campers. It was an absolute rush to perform this, and everyone at the camp was so, so lovely.
Watch the video below (click on captions at the bottom of the video box to show English subtitles. If it doesn’t work here, try it directly on YouTube here).
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