I am learning BSL because of a film. Yes, I am that person who is easily swayed by media.
I watched the film Coda about a hearing girl in a deaf family and how she was relied on to communicate for their business.
I am a business advisor and it struck me that there could be businesses in the same situation. So I thought I'd try to learn the basics in case I came across a situation that they could help in.
Now having read the page on Audism I'm a bit terrified I'm going fall into some of those traps: trying to help when it isn't wanted or needed and makes people feel worse not better.
I guess for now I'm going to learn for the love of learning and hope one day it comes in useful for the right reasons.