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 Hi everyone , My Names Vinnie 34 male from Dublin Ireland but living and working in the Uk for over 11 Years now. I'm learning BSL during lock down as I've loads of time to spare and i cant get enough of it. I already speak French and I was looking to add another language to my pile. I chose BSL for a number of reasons, I did know a bit of ISL (Irish sign language) but had no needs for it being in the UK, as I now class the UK as my home so it's BSL time.

 I work in Airline industry and I've had a number of encounters with deaf people which kinda embarrassed me for not knowing how to at least communicate in the most basic of manners. This is my main reason for wanting to learn it. I'm so open to meeting people from all walks of life and i would hate to miss out on meeting anyone just because i didn't speak their language. I personally think Sign Language should be something we all learn in school, even if its just the basics. 

I'm getting stuck in and learning as much as i can, online course. researching, trying to help my learning with sign-along songs etc some can be found on my tiktok @crackedupcrew.  This really helped me with my muscle memory with signing. I'm still learning so there are  mistakes. I would love to meet other people who are learning, or Deaf people who want to communicate with the hearing community. 

My goal is to be able to communicate with any deaf person and to learn about the deaf culture.

Vinnie 👋  

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