Netflix’s latest docuseries, Deaf U, is shortly changing into our new actuality TV obsession. And whereas we’re coming to fulfill many of the Gallaudet college students on the sequence for the primary time, it seems one Deaf U star, Cheyenna Clearbrook, is already internet-famous.
The place is Cheyenna after filming ‘Deaf U’?
On the sequence, we watch Cheyenna deal with the “Deaf elite,” which she describes as those that come from a big Deaf household, a powerful Deaf id, and entry and connection to Deaf tradition.
“I grew up mainstream so I am used to being with the listening to inhabitants and tradition,” she instructed the Seattle Instances. “I did not have lots of entry to Deaf tradition till I entered Gallaudet. After which I used to be capable of see the invisible bubble of safety in everybody understanding one another. I obtained used to it and I recognized as a Deaf individual, however in leaving Gallaudet, I spotted it is a totally different world.”
The premiere of Deaf U additionally motivated Cheyenna to make a brand new video on her Instagram and YouTube channels, concerning her “transparency” with the Deaf group on the present.
She talks about how Deaf U was filmed a 12 months in the past, and the best way that her perceptions round many issues have shifted since then.
Cheyenna explains that she’s been “unpacking [her] privileges,” which has resulted in her now recognizing that she is “deaf sufficient” and delving deeper into “the time period of elitism.”
“‘Elitism’ is overused and one thing I might have used totally different phrase selections to outline,” she indicators. “‘Elitism’ time period [sic] has brought about hurt within the Deaf group and always pinning down the conversations earlier than my time too.”
She goes on to elucidate that loads has modified within the final 12 months since she filmed the sequence. “All the things I felt at that second, my ideas and feelings had been uncooked and can all the time be legitimate at these moments I felt throughout Deaf U. However at this second, do I nonetheless have those self same ideas and emotions? No, not anymore. It’s totally different now, and that ought to matter most as a result of it was a 12 months in the past.”
Stream Deaf U on Netflix at the moment.