Ava Beese is seven years old. When she was two, her dad Nick posted a YouTube video of her signing with her mum over dinner. It went viral, was watched almost 1.5 million times, and was picked up by BBC News. The videos her family still post of their BSL dinner chats continue to receive tens of thousands of hits.
Ava’s mum, Lilli Beese, is a BSL interpreter, television presenter and trainee psychologist.
Ava’s dad, Nick Beese, is a designer and former captain of Great Britain’s deaf football team.
Together, Nick and Lilli founded support group Deaf Parents Deaf Children. They regularly campaign on deaf issues.