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Hi all, my name is Via! I'm picking up BSL during lockdown for a number of reasons:

1) I need something to do and have always wanted to learn BSL

2) It's something else to mention at job interviews and when I get to Uni

3) I want to work using the arts, especially drama and theatre, to help people build their skills and confidence. This is called Applied Theatre or Applied Arts, and I believe that no-one should be excluded from it. Most people use it with children, anyone living with learning difficulties or mental health issues or in prisons, hospitals or homeless shelters, and I want to be able to communicate with as many people I might come across as possible!

4) I think signing is a really beautiful language to watch, and I want to be able to understand it when I see people doing it.

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