Joshua Bennett at the White House


[Audio; English; Captions: English; Languages: English, ASL (not enough to translate clip)]

I am of very mixed feelings over this one. It came to my attention by way of a *lot* of gushing. Wow! Beautiful! Gorgeous!

But I don’t find it beautiful. I don’t find it inspiring. I find it unutterably sad. Powerful, but still sad. He never tried learning her language until he was adult — waiting for her to learn his throughout their childhood?

That, in a nutshell, is what hearing people do to deaf people. Over and over and over again. Even within the bonds of a loving relationship.

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