One of my biggest regrets is not being interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL) when I was younger. My mother, a teacher of the deaf, would try to spark my desire to learn the rich, visual language that is considered the backbone of deaf culture. However, beyond mastering the manual alphabet and a couple of random words — such as shoe, banana, mom and dad — an interest in learning how to communicate fluently using the language never peaked my interest.

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