Black Deaf Creators Are Pushing For Inclusivity Through TikTok Videos

Summarized by Virginia Laurie

Scarlet May, Otis Jones and other Black Deaf TikTok creators are pushing to make the social media platform more inclusive. May’s skits highlight inequitable public practices that alienate members of the Deaf community. Jones uses his platform to teach ASL through short lessons and covers of pop songs. Bree Jones, an ASL interpreter, encourages her audience to engage with resources dedicated to preserving Black ASL, a language used by about 50% of Black Deaf individuals.

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