If You Grew Up Left-Handed, Allow Us Tell Your Story

September 2, 2020

If you grew up left-handed, then you’ll relate:

1) You grew up ambidextrous.

At some point, your parents forced (mostly with flogging) you to learn how to use both hands. They tried to “correct” your hand

2) While growing up, you were constantly beaten for using your left hand to do everything.

Is it my fault that I was born this way?

3)Your face anytime someone refuses food because you served it with left hand.

You’re not hungry.

4) Your face anytime you meet someone not bothered by which hand you use.

An angel.

5) You’ve had to live with people calling your hand “devilish” or “useless.”

Na wa oh.

6) You’re tired of people saying “Aren’t lefties meant to be smart?”

Free me.

7) You’ve been told as a left-handed Muslim or Christian that you couldn’t touch the holy books.

So painful. Especially when people try to use religious texts to call you a sinner.

8) Your fear of eating outside is very real.

Because you can feel eyes judging you.

9) Doing mental calculations anytime you want to give an adult something.

You can’t even afford to loose guard because the drama is not worth it.

10) Not being sure of your left or right side.

Because all the years spent trying to change your hand from left to right has confused your brain.

11) Your face anytime someone goes: “So, you’re a leftie?”

And so?

12) You’ve had sellers slap your hand because you touched their goods with your left hand.

The audacity.

13) Or traders refuse money because of your left hand.

Mschew.

14) The very real struggle of trying to open car doors or flush toilets.

No one makes anything for left-handed people!

15) Using scissors is a big struggle because the blades are so darn confusing!

God, why is it so confusing? Please don’t let me cut myself.

16) You still get flashes as an adult of all the trauma you had to deal with while growing up.

Some things just never completely go away.

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