Sheri Youens-Un founded Deafroot, LLC in September of 2015 to share the beauty of ASL and the Deaf experience through art. Language, history, and Deaf cultural values give Deafroot, a Deaf owned company, its foundation.
After becoming a mother to two children, one Deaf and one a KODA (Kid of a Deaf Adult), Sheri quickly realized there weren’t many ASL-centered toys, activities, or decorations for her children. Some of the ASL materials that were available misrepresented the handshapes of the alphabet.
From there, the idea of Deafroot emerged! All the custom finger spelled letters have been reviewed by reputable ASL instructors for uniformity and accuracy.
Deafroot and its Deaf employees work around the clock to bring unique custom high quality premium birch artwork to your home or office!
Sheri is a true Texan, born and raised in Houston, and an alumni of Texas School for the Deaf. After high school, she moved to Washington, D.C. to attend Gallaudet University where she got her Bachelor’s in History. She returned home to Texas to attend Lamar University for a Master’s in Deaf Education. Over the years, Sheri has taught American Sign Language and English.
Sheri currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, Peter Un, and children.
Deafroot Sign Name: Sign "2" but with both fingers close facing forward and then flip to open hand facing to self.