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My name is Leah and I actually have two careers! One side is a hard working actor, passionate about the industry and theatre and another is a disability student support worker. BSL is something I come across in both aspects of my life with the students I help and the plays I perform. I think it is so important to be able to understand and speak to someone on their own terms, in their own language and a way which they feel comfortable with. I decided to start learning BSL during lockdown as we all now have much more free time, perfect to practise and develop my skills! I wanted to return to my job being able to share my new knowledge with current BSL users I work alongside and also aim to incorporate BSL into theatre performances in future. So far, I am loving my journey and I have found that my skills as an actor are helping a lot in bringing emotions and expressions within my face.

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