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Hey umm I'm new to the deaf chatting, but asl has become my passion, I was engaged to a man who was deaf, but unfortunately he passed away in Nov and since then I've been very passionate about learning more and getting into the deaf culture.  I'm shy but im trying to come out of my shell.. 

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I'm very sorry to hear about your fiance. I have recently started learning more ASL as I am hard of hearing and have APD. If you'd like a partner to practice with please let me know!

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