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Left-Handers Day!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 14, 2016, 2:29 AM
the home of left-handed artists on deviantART

Yesterday, August 13th, was


Has anyone of you celebrated it?

Last year we brought to you some cool stuff to celebrate this special day and remind others that handedness is still an issue in some countries.
I want to share some things again from last year.

Homepage for this special day…

There is this special site about Left-Handers Day! YAY!
There you can find cool memes and informations.
I would really recommend that you look at this special link on their site – facts about Left-Handedness, always interesting:…

They even have a facebook fanpage, if you would like to keep up on things there or want to share some of the pictures on your facebook account!

Here are some fun photos to share with others!

Fun facts about Left-Handedness

• Sinistrophobia is the fear of left-handedness or things on the left side.
• While many people are left handed, very few are 100% left handed. For example, many Left handers golf and bat right handed. On the other hand, there is a high percentage of righties who are 100% right-handed.
• Lefties are also called "southpaws". The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
• Tuesdays are Lefties luck day.
• Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
• During the 1600's people thought left handers were witches and warlocks.
• International Left Hander's Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976. It was started by Lefthander's International.
• They say everyone was born right handed, and only the greatest overcome it. (he,he,he)
• It is believed that all polar bears are left handed.
• There is a rumor that octopuses have but one right hand. Scientists are diligently studying this issue.

Do you have any other interesting articles, pictures or videos about Left-Handedness you would like to share with us? Than just put it in a comment underneath this article!

On a side-note: We are always looking for new moderators or people who would like to help with the group.
I have to apologize personally, as I was not very active the last months. I am sorry. I will try to be here more often again!!!
But if anyone of you would like to help us as a moderators team, please feel free to contact us!

- 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.
79 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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