IAmA 20 year old female with a minor physical deformity. AMA
I was born with a total of three fingers on my right hand. I have my thumb and index finger, as well as a finger that is unidentifiable because of some slight bone malformations. Basically, my hand looks like that of a T-Rex, Mewtwo, or the Ninja Turtles. Oh, and, apparently, this dinosaur on a coloring book.
This post probably won't get much attention, but I wanted to do it anyway to try and help people understand that curiosity is okay and welcomed, but there are certain things that you should not do or say to a person who has something unique about them. I've had a lot of incredibly hurtful things said to me, by people with both good and bad intentions behind their words. Feel free to ask me anything, from how to approach someone with a minor deformity, to what to do if you've offended someone, etc. Silly questions are totally great, too. I'm here to help. :)
Don't worry about offending me--over the years, I've developed a pretty thick skin. I've also learned to love my hand and even make jokes about it. It's never limited me from doing anything. I've been playing classical guitar for about 12 years now, which generally requires all ten fingers, and I've manged to reach an advanced level. That's just one example--there are plenty of things that people have said I couldn't do, and I've proved them wrong in most cases.
Anyway, like I said, I'll answer any questions you have as openly as I can. I'll be surprised if anyone is actually interested in this, but I figured it was worth a shot! :)
tl;dr: I have the hand of a t-rex. AMA.
EDIT: Okay guys, I'm getting exhausted. I'm going to head to bed... if you still have questions, keep them coming! I'll answer as many as I can in the morning. :) Thanks for all of your positivity, I appreciate all of you! een answered below, or just some more funny comments, fire away! ")
EDIT: Okay, I think I've answered most of the questions that people have now. I'll continue to read the comments, but I probably won't respond, since many are duplicates. Thank you guys so much for your interest and support. Rock on, reddit!
EDIT: In response to all of the questions about it, I made a video of myself typing. Sorry for the poor quality, I had no tripod and nobody to film for me, so I just had to make do. :)