“Silent Speech” by Tennessee H. is a touching story. It is very well written, and I could imagine exactly what was happening throughout the piece. At the end she states, “He loves me. I love him. And that is that.” What a powerful way to end. Right before her brother is ready to leave, he signs to her, and it shows how much they love each other.
I can relate to “Silent Speech” because my uncle is deaf. He is a funny, outgoing, and kind person. Tennessee included just the right amount of sincerity and humor to show how she feels about her brother, and vice versa. This article makes you see the world in a different way and appreciate your loved ones – including those who are deaf, blind, or disabled in any way.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.