JJ Vincent brings you a video from the “It Gets Better” Project. Caution: Don’t turn up your speakers.
Don’t turn up your speakers. You won’t be able to hear them.
A group of students from Gallaudet University* made a video for the “It Gets Better” Project.
Imagine being a GLBT youth. It’s hard to find safe havens, or someone to talk to, or places where you can go and be yourself.
Now imagine being a D/deaf GLBT youth. You want to communicate how you feel, what you are going through, but how likely are you to find someone who shares your unique perspective and experience…especially if you are in a place where you are the only one.
People complain about the Internet, and what it’s doing to society. But among other things, it allows up to make connections, to find other people like us, to know we are not alone.
While the delivery of this message may be silent, it speaks across boundaries of age and ability. It gets better.
(note: click on the CC button on the bottom right of the video to read along)
*Gallaudet University, the world’s only university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, was established in 1864 by an Act of Congress, and its charter was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. (from www.gallaudet.edu)