Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Switched at Birth: Uprising

Monday was SaB's all ASL episode.

And it was a lot to take in.  I tend to avoid subtitled anything, because I have to focus on it so carefully.

And I think I've figured it out.  The show is now untimely about the kids that were switched at birth.  It's about acceptance and belonging.  Daphne is adaptable.  She gets along with, and finds a way to belong everywhere.  The Kennish's accept her as their daughter without question.Everyone likes her.  She's talented in a conventional way.  She fits in despite her disability.

Bay is different.  Bay has never fit in with her family.  She sees how much of a better fit Daphne is with her own family.  Regina is a bit reserved with Bay, unlike the Kennish's are with Daphne.  She never fit in at Buckener.  She hoped to fit in at Carlton, but she wasn't deaf enough for the deaf kids.  (Well, she wasn't deaf at all....)  Where as Daphne fits in everywhere, Bay is on a journey to find her place in the world.

During the episode the Carlton students occupy the school, in an homage to Gallaudet's Deaf President Now protest.  Unfortunately, the scale of the Occupy Carlton protest ins't anywhere NEAR the scale of Gallaudet's protest.  So I don't think it will be successful.

But anyway... I can't wait until Monday!

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