And how your prejudices can help you understand better
I once worked as a therapist with a deaf female client in my office by having her type what she wanted to say to me, as I typed to her. I didn’t know much sign language but was eager to show off what little I had. As she wrote about herself, I kept making the sign that I thought meant I understand. She looked uncomfortable until we were able to figure out my mistake. The sign I kept making was for I’m horny.
I could have been in big trouble, but we sorted it out. We both made mistakes leading to the confusion. Continue reading →