Chrissy Marshall, TikTokker and YouTuber, 19yearold deaf, uses her platform to talk about the rights of people with disabilities and deafness, and it has inspired lovers to learn American Sign Language, according to BuzzFeed News.
In a TikTok video, Marshall recounts a loony, day she’d, where folks signed to her at 3 different locations the bank, Starbucks, along with a pretzel shop. It had been like crazy today. Everyone signed.
It had been like a world that is perfect. It had been like a utopia, Marshall says in the video.
The video has been reposted on Twitter, where it’s amassed 5 million views and prompted a conversation about inclusiveness and the significance of learning sign language. ASL ought to be a standard curriculum.
Our world needs to be accessible and comprehensive. Plus it would not take a lot more effort, one user wrote.
look what being inclusive does for people. im fucking crying man pic.twitter.com/x8KRunJRa4
— EeEw Ur So OiLy (@latetadelpan) September 3, 2019
My heart literally burst you can see how happy she is because of it. I hope I can learn ASL
— Graciela🇸🇻 (@GracieJazmin) September 4, 2019
I wish I had finished learning sign language. I started as a kid but then stop. I gonna restart again though. This inspired me. This made me feel so happy seeing how happy and excited she felt. If I could spread that feeling to others, i’d do it in a fucking heartbeat! ❤
— Blank (@HDB1698) September 5, 2019
ASL should be standard curriculum. Our world should be more inclusive and accessible. And it wouldn’t take much more effort
— Summer Ends September 22nd (@ms_chel_ayyye) September 5, 2019
Bro I wanna learn sign now pic.twitter.com/BhAx7EfPsT
— victoria (@victoriax_993) September 4, 2019
Others videos how they felt motivated to learn sign language after viewing Marshall’s video.
I’m a big advocate for individuals learning ASL and I am happy and grateful a lot of people were motivated to do so, Marshall told BuzzFeed News about the support for her video.
H/T BuzzFeed News