Chrissy Marshall, a 20-year-old film major at the University of Southern California, was born severely hard of hearing. “I gradually lost my hearing until I was profoundly deaf around the summer of my senior year of high school,” she told BuzzFeed.
The global pandemic has created a whole new set of challenges that Chrissy has taken to the platform to discuss. “Masks have been a nightmare,” she said.
“I think it’s important for people to know how to respectfully interact with anyone in the disability community and break down the intimidation barriers,” she said. “Most people have never met a deaf person before. I want to help them know how to be accessible and respectfully patient when they do.”
If you want to learn some ASL and become more accessible, follow @chrissycanthearyou on TikTok!