You Don’t Know Ev­ery­thing

The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section - By Alex Gino

Jilly thinks she’s fig­ured out how life works. But when her sis­ter Emma is born Deaf, she re­alises how much she still has to learn.

A big fan­tasy reader, Jilly con­nects with an­other fan, Derek, who is a Deaf Black ASL user. She goes to Derek for ad­vice but doesn’t al­ways know the best way to ask for it and makes some mis­takes along the way.

Jilly has to step back to learn to be an ally, a sis­ter, and a friend, un­der­stand­ing that life works in dif­fer­ent ways for dif­fer­ent peo­ple, and that be­ing open to change can make you change in the best pos­si­ble ways.

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