Kylee, a little child, and her father, TJ, have a popular TikTok channel dedicated to normalizing deafness and hearing loss. Their viewers frequently email in questions about what it’s like to be deaf!
Kylee and TJ have discussed whether Kylee’s friends and teachers can communicate with her in ASL, how a cochlear implant feels, and whether she can enjoy music at all. All of these questions are answered with grace – and a whole lot of sass!
In one of their most popular videos, Kylee tackles the question, “Does Kylee hear in her dreams?” TJ admits that he doesn’t know, so he asks the resident expert. “No,” she answers in both English and ASL. “I’m deaf all the time.”
“But,” she adds, “everyone knows sign in my dreams.” Kylee says, “Yeah, that’s cool,” before giving a spirited, “Byeee!” to her many fans. The video has been viewed almost 12 million times so far! Watch it below to see Kylee’s cute (and fascinating!) response, and be sure to share.