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asli3 didn’t mean to fall in love with American Sign Language.  I promise.  I was a silly college girl, absorbed in my world of costuming, and suddenly the class that fulfilled my general ed language requirement was my favorite class.  It was fun and funny, and suddenly my whole being ached for fluency.  I signed up for ASL 2, even though it didn’t count toward anything, and I love it just as much as I loved the first semester.  Now, I’m thinking seriously about being an interpreter some day.  I know I have a long way to go before I get good enough for that, but I’m excited to try for it anyway.

The language is great, but it’s a whole package deal, really.  I had no idea that there was a whole Deaf Culture out there existing side by side with my Hearing Culture.  The discovery has been amazing.   I know that I’m an ignorant little hearing girl, but I’d really love to share what I’m learning as I learn it.  I find it fascinating, and I think you will too.

So here it is… Not just my journey to fluency, but the amazing things I’ve learned about Deaf Culture along the way.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.