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Woke Up to Audism Wilkinson identified nor defined. However, deaf people appear to have an intuitive understanding of conflicts motivated by audism. Their recognition of audism is based on their numerous experiences of being discriminated against due to their deafness, their inability to speak well, and their status within and outside of the deaf community. Is audism systematic more than individual? How can deaf people be audist since they cannot perpetuate an audist system? Yet deaf people internalize audist attitudes. The next step is to address how to identify and respond to audist practices and engage people with strategies to dismantle audism. Humphries did more than making a word, he gave legitimacy to the discrimination unique to deaf people. Humphries asked this question back in 1975, β€œis it a word worth maintaining?”, and the answer is absolutely, yes. Acknowledgement I would like to acknowledge Dr. Kristin Snoddon for her invaluable input and feedback to the earlier drafts of this manuscript. References Armstrong, D., & Karchmer, M. (2009). William C. Stokoe and the study of signed languages. Sign Language Studies, 9(4), 389-397. Bahan, B. (1992). Bird of a different feather. In S. Supalla & B. Bahan (eds.) ASL literature series: Bird of a different feather & For a decent living. San Diego, CA: DawnSignPress. Blankmeyer Burke, T. (2015). About us, without us: Inclusion in the threat of eradication. Impact Ethics. Retrieved February 27, 2019 from eradication/ Cripps, J. H., & Supalla, S. J. (2012). The power of spoken language in schools and deaf students who sign. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(16), 86-102. De Clerk, M. (2016). Deaf epistemologies, identity, and learning: A comparative perspective. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press. Valli, C. (1990). Poetry in motion: Original works in ASL. [DVD]. Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media. Wilkens, C., & Hehir, T. (2008). Deaf education and bridging social capital: A theoretical approach. American Annals of the Deaf, 153(3), 275-284. SASLJ, Vol. 2, No. 2 – Fall/Winter 2018 62