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We Won't Put a Trigger Warning on Our Daughter With a Prosthetic Leg

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I remember being at the pool this summer and my daughter, Callie went to take off her prosthetic leg. She doesn’t swim in it (obviously) and I heard the mom on the chair next to me mutter under her breath “Geez, a little warning would be nice.” I glanced over at her and she had a grossed-out look on her face.

She made the motion to cover her kid’s eyes — as if seeing Callie’s leg without the prosthetic on was triggering for her and her kids.

The thing is… we will never give a trigger warning for Callie’s residual limb. Ever. Trigger warnings are for things that are traumatic, abusive, and painful.

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