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I'm in a long-distance relationship with a British deaf person. They have hearing aids, but I don't want the expectation to be that they'd always have to wear them for us to communicate. I want to be able to surprise them on our first face-to-face meeting by knowing some sign language, and I aim to become fluent eventually. It would also be a great help to have the ability to communicate with them when I'm non-verbal and overwhelmed. 

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I'm 21 years old, and I've always had a passion/interest for learning languages — sign languages are no different. I enjoy comic books, video games, and novels with usually in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre... but I do love a good Mystery Thriller or Young Adult Romance. 

I'm doing a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and majoring in Medical Anthropology. All my dream careers were social service professions, if you couldn't tell (looking  at you, Psychology). 

I'm transgender and my pronouns are they/them or he/him. I hope that, in my journey to learn BSL, this will be respected. 

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