The One-Handed Girl – OHS019

One day after my job shift ended at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington I was walking to catch the bus home. The bus terminal was just a few blocks away and I always enjoyed walking in the city during rush hour. I just entered the crosswalk when I noticed three people on the other side walking toward me. I then noticed one of them was this very beautiful girl. My heart skipped a beat and I had trouble catching my breath. I then noticed she did not have two hands and was wearing an illustrated and designed prosthetic arm. I went out of my way to say hello and talk to her about her arm and show her my one-handedness. For a few most precious moments time stood still (at least it did for me) as we talked about her artificial arm and the how she was the artist who illustrated it. We caused a minor traffic jam as we talked through the street light changing colors.

As drivers honked she walked off smiling at me and catch up with her friends. As I turned to look for her she since melted into the sea of urban pedestrians getting off work and walking the sidewalks of Seattle. I so regretted asking her name and if she wanted to go out on a date. Who was the One Handed Girl? Not a week passed by where I did not think about the one handed girl. Then, twenty years later, I saw her working at a coffee shop in a small town in Oregon. This podcast tells the tale of how the one-handed girl stole my heart. 

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Show Notes:

  • What style means for a one handed man.
  • Making style and clothes fit my body.
  • The benefits of one handed fashion also supports other people’s inspiration.


  • Kiersten Kelly This girl is a great singer and a true inspiration.
  • Nicole Kelly – Speaker, educational lecturer, Miss Iowa 2013, mentor and advocate. @missnicolekelly
  • Rebekah Marine The Bionic Model, Rebekah Marine is a true inspiration! @rebekahmarine
  • Mandeville Sisters – A youtube channel with a one handed overtone. Grace shares her one handedness with the world.

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