It can be tough to fully understand how hard it is to be deaf unless you (or someone you knew well) grew up with hearing difficulties. It’s something so simple that most of us take for granted every day, but it affects so many aspects of our lives.
Like farts, for example.
First-grade teacher Anna Trupiano found this out when one of her deaf students “let one rip” during class one day. Since the other kids couldn’t contain their laughter, she saw this as a teaching opportunity. What happened next was pure gold…
After her post received so much attention on Facebook, Anna made a follow-up post with some options and ideas for how to get more involved with the American Sign Language community.
Funny how a simple fart can lead to so much good!