Overlooked By Society

Today in church we talked about respecting people society overlooked. And that got me thinking about one of the most brilliant shows I’ve ever seen-Switched at Birth. The show follows Bay Kennish and Daphne Vasquez, two completely different teens switched by a tired nurse. Bay hasn’t had many hardships in her life, while Daphne went deaf at the age of three due to meningitis. In the second season, Daphne’s school faced closing, and that plot line produced an amazing episode. Done completely in ASL, “Uprising” asked questions about being overlooked, and also provided perspectives from the hearing Bay, and the deaf Daphne. I recommend watching this episode even if you don’t watch the show on a regular basis. It gets you thinking about these issues. Every episode does. I’ve even started to learn how to sign and I’ve started reading about deaf culture. Even though I mainly talked about deaf people in this post, I want people to know its important not to judge or disrespect people because of who they are.

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