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Lefties unite!

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 11, 2017, 6:47 AM
the home of left-handed artists on deviantART

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This group exists to unite all those lefties and ambidextrous people out there!

ALSO the ones who were forced to use their right hand and are now right-handers, of course!

Have you known that only around 10% of the world population are lefties?
But it is also thought that the percentage is more - but many people are forced to use their right hand instead of the left.

Have you also known that it was also once thought that all left-handed people started out as twins, and that their rightie siblings died in the womb?
This is a myth, but left-handedness is about twice as common in twins than in the general population.

There was an interesting study going on, where right- and left-handed people were shown two columns of abstract illustrations and asked which seemed more intelligent, happy, honest, and attractive. Righties were more likely to choose the illustrations in the right column, while lefties were more likely to choose the drawings in the left column. "For left-handed people, implicitly, they think good stuff is on the left and bad stuff is on the right, even though consciously, explicitly, everything in language and culture is telling them the exact opposite," the study's lead author said in a press release. He believes this may even influence the way we vote on ballots, or which candidates we prefer when watching presidential debates.

Left-handedness does NOT impact longevity - though it was thought for a long time that lefties are doomed to die earlier (because of being "clumsy" and so on ...).

Just a few facts I wanted to share with you.

Do you have any other stories with your handedness you would like to share?
Just go along!

- Arahiriel, leader of The LeftHandedArtists admin team.

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Welcome to the group.

Ever felt like a minority?

Well, it's because we are! No one really cares about us, you know. People like Joan of Arc, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Napoléon Bonaparte, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mahatma Gandhi, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein were born ages ago.
And no one remembers them.
Oh wait.
You do?

That's because left-handed people are awesome.

So we decided to set up what is now a welcome home for all lefties of dA.

We understand how hard it can be to be left-handed. There's a constant barrier, a visible difference between lefties and the rest of society.

But we're not here to lament that uniqueness.

We are proud of who we are.
Are you?


Two of the most famous lads in the world, Bill Gates and Barack Obama, are left-handed.
So you're in good company.

Have right-handers ever told you that it looks creepy if you write with your left hand (on a chalkboard)? 

99 deviants said No, never heard something like that.
80 deviants said Ooooohhh YES ...
10 deviants said What are you talking about anyway?





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Furrikko Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  New Deviant Professional Artist
Invite me please!
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E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017   Artist
I was reading an article months ago that babies whose mothers were under psychological stress during their pregnancies are more likely to be left handed.
This must be true as one of my late uncles, my grandmother when she was pregnant with him was under a lot of stress trying to make ends meet. He turned out to be a lefty. Sadly for him at the time this was when left handed children in school were punished and made to do everything with their right hand, so you can imagine the stress he had then growing up.

As for myself when my biological mother was pregnant with me, she didn't want to be at all. She did not want a baby, but apparently everyone around her pushed her to continue a pregnancy she did not want to have. So I also turned to be lefty too. Though I did not went through the same bad experiences as my uncle, to this day people do not seem to like the fact that I am a lefty, much less an artist.
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MadamMayh3m Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I added my art to the literature folder accidentally, sorry about that.
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YourLittleMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By mistake I added my drawing to the wrong folder -literature. I don't know what was I thinking. I'm sorry for this clumsy error.
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ArixZajicek Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I don't understand... Aren't like, most artists left-handed? I didn't think this was uncommon... I mean, if this was a Facebook group, now, that would be cool....
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