This week, we’re celebrating the International Week of the Deaf, and this year’s theme is With Sign Language, I Am Equal. 

I’ve dedicated this post to the beauty of sign language…enjoy, my fellow signers!

1 – You don’t have to shout to make yourself heard in a nightclub.

2 – You don’t have to use your voice.

3 – You can communicate underwater!

4 – You feel right at home with fellow signers.

5 – Saying ‘I love you’ becomes visual.

6 – You meet new people who also share your love for sign language!

7 – You are given an opportunity to experience a new community, that is the Deaf community.

8 – Babies can sign, too! It’ll help their language development in so many ways.

9 – You don’t have to wait until you’re done chewing – although meals do take a lot longer to finish!

10 – The librarian doesn’t have to tell you to be quiet if you’re signing 😉

11 – Communicating across the field becomes easier whilst playing sports.

12 – Language barriers are removed when you travel because you’re able to visually communicate with anyone.

13 – You become bilingual, trilingual, or even multilingual!

14 – Storytelling becomes visual and enthralling.

15 – You can have secret conversations (as long there’s no-one else in the room who knows sign language!).

Happy IWD!

S x




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