Celebrating International Left Handers’ Day with All Things Left-Handed!

If you’ve paid attention to my Twitter bio or have followed this blog for some time, you know that I am a lefty.

I actually have a category called Being a lefty.

Being a left-handed person in a right-handed world can be annoying, and I like to write about it from time to time. I’m also a mom to a left-handed child which can present some interesting challenges, particularly with writing. Some of the most popular posts on this blog are about being left-handed, including:

Why am I sharing this with you? Because it’s International Left Handers’ Day! A day when left-handed people like me – 10% of the population – get to create their own “lefty zone” where everything must be done left-handed.

So go ahead and pick up an apple corer or wite out tape and see what happens when you use your left hand.

I also thought today would be a great day to officially launch my new Tumblr site dedicated to all things left-handed.

all things left-handed

Yup. I’ve been playing around with this site for a little while now, and International Left-Handers’ Day seemed the best day to officially go public with it. If I wasn’t completely unplugged last week, I might have thought of putting together a press release to go along with it. I suppose I still can.

For now, I’d love for you to check out the website allthingslefthanded.com. It’s a fun Tumblr blog where I curate lefty facts, quotes, stories, articles, products and more. I even created a Lefty Store

Are you on Tumblr? (I’m having a lot of fun with Tumblr, I will admit.)

You can also follow all things left-handed on Twitter. (Seriously, I could use some followers!)

Are you a lefty or the parent of a left-handed child?

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  1. says

    I am a dysfunctional left-handed woman! I write with my left, play sports with my right, eat with my left, use scissors with my right, and so on and so forth. My mom is the exact same way!

    I hate when you use your credit card at a checkout counter, and when signing on the electronic signature machine it is ALWAYS more difficult to be a lefty.

    I thank you for using this post for left-handed people. Lefties unite (and I don’t mean politically!)
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      Thanks, Ashley! Funny thing is that I was dumbfounded having a right-handed child. I found that it helps to stand across from him, instead of next to him, when I teach him how to do something so he can mirror my actions instead of copy them. It helps! Of course, he still does tie his shoes like a lefty. Oh well. :) I hope you find some good tips. There’s a lot of great stuff out there on parenting a left-handed child. I just added school supplies to my Lefty Store too!
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  2. says

    I’m glad you linked up several posts about being a lefty. My son uses both hands but seems to favor his left, so I’m thinking he’s going to be a lefty. And with a family full of righty’s, this should be interesting..
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    Yes, yes I am a lefty or a parent of a lefty. It’s not me. I’m pretty awful with my left hand. It’s Scarlet! For ages now people have said it’s too early to confirm. However, she’s four and does everything with her left hand. Can I call it by now? I think so. My uncle is left-handed, my dad is left-handed and my brother-in-law is left-handed.
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      My youngest is 4 1/2 and I’ve known he’s a lefty for quite some time. I see how he gets confused with so many people assuming he’s right-handed. Funny how I never noticed these things before. No one else was left-handed around me. I just adapted. Like cutting right-handed, which is why I made sure I ordered some left-handed scissors for Biz! I also recently got some left-handed garden shears. Makes a huge difference when you can actually see what you are cutting. Who knew!
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  4. says

    That’s today? Awesome! I still have part of the day left to celebrate. :) Love your Tumblr site; I’m on Tumblr, putting together a project/site but haven’t done much with it (but I did follow your site) lately.

    I just went through a very left-handed experience: buying a compound bow. I love target shooting, but haven’t been able to shoot with any of my family (Dad, step-mom, husband, son) because they’re ALL right handed and I’m useless shooting righty. I needed a lefty bow, and finally got one last week! I was in lefty heaven. :)

    I’m a bit bummed that neither of my boys are lefty, but I just discovered that my cousin is, so I have someone else to commiserate with. And now we have your site! Hooray!
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      It sucks that we have to special order things just to have fun with others. Congrats on the new bow! Sounds like fun.

      I’m a fan of Tumblr. I’ve been playing around with it a bit. I think it’s a great way to curate information. I’d love to hear more about your project. We can compare Tumblr notes. I’m still figuring it out. :)

  5. says

    Yay for lefties!!

    I’ve adapted fairly well in this somewhat annoying right-hand world, thankfully. I’m quite dominant when it comes to writing and eating but with a lot of other things I tend to work easily with both hands. Being a photographer when you’re left-handed makes for some interesting moments too! LOL

    • says

      Have you seen the left-handed cameras? I’d love to have one, but (like most left-handed products) you have to special order them. I can work pretty easily with both hands too. I guess I’m just used to it!

  6. Gerd says

    I’m lefty aswell as my parents and my daughter, but none of her two children. I’ve never really felt awkward except when people makes remark as if I’m handicapped. My parents were both obliged to learn writing with the right hand. Luckily for me and my daughter, we had understanding teachers.

    • says

      It’s funny how people think being left-handed is like a disability. We just do things the opposite way! My mom was forced to use her right hand too. I feel lucky to be lefty!

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