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Hey guys I'm Aayush, I am an undergraduate at the University of South Florida, I love to skateboard, and I am very interested in learning ASL! Any direction in what the first step should be for me on this journey would be greatly appreciated. I am curious about the deaf community and their culture and am really looking forward to learning how to take part in them. One question I had was in regards to the importance of the role that writing plays in the sign language community. I am eager to meet some of you who actively participate in this effort and encourage you to interact with this post. Thank you!

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