Expanding the Audience
Matt Maxey is one of those people who expands the audience. In his case, it means bringing hip hop to the deaf community.
Watch this story about Maxey’s work and personal history, and watch for what he has to say about making stories more inclusive.
Maxey clearly has found a way to communicate a message to people it hadn’t reached before. Perhaps sometimes we think a little too narrowly about our audiences.
When you do school work, who is the audience? What happens if you expand that audience?
What causes do you care about? Animals? Climate? The homeless? How can you help expand the audience of those who can make a difference with those causes?
Meet the Man Bringing Hip-Hop to the Deaf by Great Big Story on YouTube (3:09)
The NVIV (Next Vista Inspiring Videos) series of posts are written by Rushton Hurley and designed to provide students and teachers with fascinating discussion prompts. For more information about how to use the variety of materials on our free site, feel free to contact us.