“Are you left-handed?” This is a question that I have answered countless times starting during my days as an elementary student all the way through college. Yes, I was an asset when it came to sports. Everyone loved a lefty pitcher or someone to play first base. My left-footed cross was also seen as a positive on the soccer pitch. Although we can be assets, do righties even know what it truly means to be a lefty?
As a left-handed student, it is amazing the small struggles we battle on a daily basis. What seems mundane and routine to right-handed folk can come as a great struggle to the left-handed people on campuses.
I think this would be a fun article, both for lefties and righties. It is intended to be funny and serve as informative for righties and assuring for lefties. I was the reaction of “Thank god, I thought I was the only one” from lefties.
This piece would be written in a list format with 8-10 ways that being left-handed on a college campus can cause some difficulty. There would be plenty of pictures. I also do not want the whole piece to be negative, so there will be a bonus section. This will be a short section of “Lefty fun facts.”
I would want this piece to be in either Boston College magazine or College magazine (http://www.collegemagazine.com/). College Magazine is more informal and they have a Boston College section online, so I think this would be a better fit.
Although it is a light topic, would this be something that would interest people? I am also torn between making this piece a list or an actual story. The list would be the most aesthetically pleasing, but a story could also be fun.