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IDEAS & PERSONAL
AS MUCH AS NAIL POLISH BECAME THE THING TO HELP ME SEIZE CONTROL OF MY PROSTHESIS, IT ALSO TAUGHT ME TO LET GO.
It's difficult replacing physical portions of yourself with mail-order parts. Even if you're personalizing everything you can on your prosthesis down to the lining, there will always be bits that feel extremely foreign.
THE HUFFINGTON POST
MY ARM ISN’T "MISSING" AND I DIDN’T "LOSE" IT. IT WAS STRATEGICALLY REMOVED -- AND I'M DOING IT AGAIN ON FRIDAY.
My confidence increased after the amputation. As soon as I woke up from surgery, I FaceTimed a friend and laid down the truth for her: “I look good with one arm.”
THE WASHINGTON POST
GO AHEAD AND STARE AT MY PROSTHETIC ARM. I KNOW IT'S AWESOME.
I immediately changed into my Lady Gaga tee that appropriately read “Born This Way,” and I realized I had a dynamite opportunity before me. I was going to get a prosthesis, and it would be an extension of my most genuine, supersonic self.
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