Left photo showing the twins on fire in 2001. Right photo showing a new Freedom Tower now.

20 years ago today I was on the 18th floor balcony of a midtown office I worked at. From there I witnessed the world’s famous twin buildings being on fire then crumbling. I was a young professional in my early 20s.

I could not believe my eyes when seeing and personally experiencing all this. It was like watching a horror movie, but actually experiencing it in real life. Even though I was far away from Ground Zero, I was scared not knowing what would happen next and felt bad for those who died.

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A left hand holding a blue pen and hovering over a left handed notebook that you open from left to right.

That’s the question I was asked by teachers when I was in elementary school. My class was tasked to paint a wall mural in the hall of a school for the deaf. Some teachers walked by as we painted. They were bothered that I used my left hand to paint and asked me why. My answer was simple: “I’m left handed.” What else to say? 🙂

I’m part of about 10–12% of the world’s population that uses their left hand. We even have our own holiday — International Left Handers Day. We celebrate it every year on August 13.

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Svetlana Kouznetsova

Svetlana Kouznetsova

B2B consultant, speaker, author: Accessibility strategy for web, media, events: https://about.me/SvetlanaKouznetsova TEDx Talk: https://bit.ly/TEDxTalkCaptions