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Radio Chipstone: Living Lefty in a Right Hand World


Depending on which article you come across, only ten to thirty percent of the population is left hand dominant. Google left hand and mental illness, and you'll find research papers exploring the connection with being left hand dominant and psychotic disorders. Look to language, and you'll run across "left-handed compliments, two left feet, and sometimes things just go left."

When it comes to design, left hand dominant tools and everyday objects are rare and expensive so Lefties are forced to do the best they can with what they've got. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, contributor Gianofer Fields chats with hard core Lefty Nancy Mae about navigating right hand objects on a daily basis:

Material culture contributor Gianofer Fields curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is funded by the Chipstone Foundation, a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.

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