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Melanie Oldale
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So my name is Melanie, I'm 22 years old and I am hearing. I am a full time student studying BA Hons Musical Theatre and Professional Dance. I made the decision to start learning BSL because I am extremely passionate about languages and always found sign language so fascinating. I love using my body to express myself and I pick up movement fast, so the idea of learning a language that is based off of movements and body language really appealed to me. I remembered learning the BSL alphabet as a Brownie and have carried that knowledge from childhood through to adulthood, so why not add to it? I'm very happy and excited to be beginning this journey and I hope to find my place in this wonderful community with this incredible language.

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