The barista, Krystal T Piotrowski-Payne, deserves some wine. She is studying Evolutionary and Ecological Biology at Marshall University and only started the gig at Starbucks in January. But it just took her one month to make a small change. Says Piracha:

I was like ‘wow.’ It brought a smile to my face. I was really surprised she had started signing. It wasn’t anything I had asked her to do. She had taken her own initiative and she had done it herself.

I was glad to hear someone supporting the deaf community. Sometimes we feel kind of pushed away, and I wish hearing people were a little more assertive to learn more about us and our community.

Now that‘s a badass barista.

[source: techly]