Positivity In The Deaf Community

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Although the Deaf community may struggle to succeed, it is possible! There are two ways to write the word deaf, and they both mean something completely different. The word deaf written with a small ‘d’ has many negative connotations such as deaf and dumb, and is in connection with audism, which is the oppression they face from hearing people who think less of them. As for the word deaf written with a big ‘D’ – Deaf, that promotes positivity in the Deaf community, that is why it is the Deaf community, not the deaf community. The big letter ‘D’ represents the big success they can reach. It shows they’re not bound by labels. Being a Deaf child can be challenging because they don’t know about the careers and jobs that they can get. A long time…show more content…
Deaf people can do anything they want; they just have to follow their dreams. Many people admire or are fans of some famous Deaf people like Marlee Matlin, Nyle DiMarco, and other Deaf names. Marlee is great actress and author, and she is a very brave woman. Her family did not know official sign language but had “home” sign language instead. Nyle DiMarco was a two-time reality show winner from the two shows, America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 and Dancing with the Stars Season 22. He loves to do activities that are involved in the Deaf community, as well as helping Deaf children; Deaf people can “do” life too. Do not listen to the people who always tell you, “You can’t, you can’t, you can’t!” It is very annoying, do not listen to them! It is wrong to judge other people because only God can judge people and God knows what their future holds, not the naysayers. Remember it is very important to bring an interpreter to a job interview. Everyone can be strong; we are human just the same. They are Deaf Power! “The opportunity to communicate in sign language, one of the most beautiful languages in the world, is an advantage that Deaf people enjoy. It’s a language that combines several elements at once with a simple hand movement and facial expression: meaning, affect, time and duration. It’s just so beautiful that printed or spoken words can’t begin to describe it” – Marlee

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