International Left-Handers Day

Mark your calendars because tomorrow, August 13th, is International Left-Handers Day! International Left-Handers Day is a special time of the year where friends and families show how proud they are to be left-handed and also raise awareness of several issues left-handed individuals deal with in a right-handed dominant world. According to the Huffington Post, lefties make up about 10 percent of the population. Some famous people that are left-handed include Phil Mickelson, Rafael Nadal, Barack Obama, and Paul McCartney. The number of left-handed individuals has slowly been decreasing and becoming closer and closer to extinction due to the growing manufacture of right-handed gadgets, awkwardly designed desks, and various cooking utensils. One way that many individuals are celebrating International Left-Handers Day is by creating a “Leftie Zone”. A “Leftie Zone” is a designated area of personal space where everything must be done in a left-handed fashion. This includes such tasks such as writing or talking on the phone. The “Leftie Zone” is used to help show right-handers some of the frustrations and difficulties that left-handers face in their everyday life. If you are left-handed, be sure to celebrate and do your part to create awareness for the left-handed community.