A 10 year old explains Deaf geographies… But why does their teacher miss how important they are?

MIKE GULLIVER

If you’ve not seen it… then go look NOW… this is the best, simplest, and coolest explanation of what Deaf Geographies are… ever.

http://limpingchicken.com/2014/09/01/my-special-place-an-anonymous-essay-by-a-10-year-old-child-who-has-deaf-parents/

The fact that a 10 year-old can explain what Deaf Geographies are (without, of course, mentioning that they are Deaf geographies, demonstrates how simple they are).

For example: 

My Special Place

Being in a deaf world is my special place. When I’m at home or it’s the weekend, I’m in the deaf world. But when I’m at school or at a friend’s house, I have to swap worlds and go into the hearing world.

(Swapping worlds eh? Sounds pretty geographical to me).

I do get asked a lot of questions like ‘How do you speak to your mum?’ I say I use sign language, or they ask “What job does your mum have?”

I find sign language special. My sister set up a sign language club…

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