Hello my name is Judith, name sign.
I want to talk about my Deaf identity, way back when I was at school, well, when I was finishing school. The school had a prizegiving assembly, everyone was seated in rows and my mother sat next to me.
We were watching all the speeches. When they finished I put my hands up to do the Deaf handwave but my mother tried to stop me. She pulled my arm down, I shrugged her hand away, it made me think. I looked at her, I thought to myself, yeah. That was the moment I realised I have Deaf Culture in me. Wow.
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