I was looking for a new series to stream on Netflix and I kept seeing Switched at Birth popping up as a suggestion. The draw for me before watching was Marlee Matlin because I've always loved the characters she's chosen in the past, particularly Joey Lucas on The West Wing.
I was very pleasantly surprised! The premise: two babies mere hours old accidentally switched before going home. One baby, Bay Kennish grew up affluent. The other baby, Daphne Vasquez, grew up in a poorer neighborhood. And it is reveled that she is deaf after having contracted a case of meningitis as a toddler.
I'm going to break up this post into two parts because I want to talk about Daphne (above) more in depth, and want to do it in relation to her best friend Emmet who is also deaf.
So stay tunned, I'll be back. Promise!