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After Getting Fed Up With Being Judged, This Deaf Woman Made A Powerful Video About Society’s Criticism Of Mothers

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Michelle Lane, 29, a deaf mother of two from Austin, Texas, created a video of herself discussing all the different ways that society judges women's choices about motherhood.

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Lane, who goes by the vlogger name "Nostril Curl" on Facebook, posted the video on July 4. In less than a week, the video has received nearly 10 million views and 200,000 comments.

In the video, Lane communicates to viewers in American Sign Language, and also uses English subtitles to get her message across.

The video covers different controversial topics, from abortion and adoption, to methods used to discipline children and struggling not to get labeled a "helicopter mom."

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Lane signs the quotes in chronological order, demonstrating that mothers face criticism from the public at every stage of motherhood, no matter what choice they make.

BuzzFeed Life got in touch with Lane to find out more about the video's inspiration and the message she wanted to send to viewers.

"A friend [...] sent these quotes to me, and I decided to put them together into a video," Lane told BuzzFeed Life in an email. "I thought it was perfect to describe what I am facing every day, and other mothers out there."

Lane said she was inspired to make the video partially because of her own personal experiences being judged by others as a deaf woman who chose to have kids.

Michelle Lane / Via facebook

"I get judged all the time for my deafness. Every time I'm at a store, at a park with my kids. They don't think we (deaf) people should have children because we carry the genes of deafness," said Lane, pictured here with her son and daughter.

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