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Radar Ratliff

A.S.L in graphic novels.

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I am a writer who is currently working on a graphic novel about the family structures of two disabled boys. One of the characters is hearing impaired.
I am interested in learning how to structure a few sentences in sign language 
in order to give my book a more authentic feel. 
I need help with translations. Things like, "i play the guitar" 
 

I need someone to practice with.  

If you are interested drop me line. 

Thank you!

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So, I'm gonna be a little bit of a di*k.  This is kind of offensive.  And you'll end up pissing off Deaf people doing this.  This is at it's best cultural appropriation and at worst it's audism.  This is taking a culture that you apparently know nothing about.  A language that you obviously know nothing about.  And then using those things for your own personal gain.  If you want your graphic novel about deaf people.  Why they need to be deaf, I don't know. Unless you're just using it because you feel your characters need to have a disability, and deaf was the winner of the day.  But how are you going to give your book an "authentic feel" if you can't bother to take the time to learn enough about a culture to say a basic sentence?  Do your own work.  Learn it, like everyone else has had to.  Spend some time with a deaf person.  Learn who they are as people and then you can speak, as an outsider, to their culture.  But to just ask someone to do work for you so you can gain from another culture is a little offensive.

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