looking for feedback on namesigns/becoming deaf in fic
Sorry to be intruding in the tags, but I was really hoping for a Deaf person’s feedback on something I’m writing.
I’m a hearing person who has taken 3 semesters of ASL/deaf culture classes from a Deaf instructor, and I’m currently writing a short fanfic of Voltron: Legendary Defender where one of the canonically hearing characters becomes deaf. I was hoping to get some feedback on 1) what parts of this fic might be sensitive/problematic and I should avoid writing as a hearing person, and 2) namesigns for the characters.
The namesigns aren’t relevant to the plot and I can take them out if it’s bad for me, a hearing person, to be coming up with them (in the story it’s the deaf character giving them out), but if I keep them in I’d like to make sure they at least aren’t swears or anything.
If you’re willing to take a few minutes to look into it, there’s details under the cut.