Traceworld

Emma Barnes
2 min readJan 29, 2023

In a magical otherland, where people don’t speak but instead join their hands and trace on each others’ palms, the roughness of skin and the size and shape of hands carry meanings like the sounds of voices do on earth.

You wake up there. Your skin is rough and your hands large, and more than that, you’re a lefty. People connect in Traceworld with their right hands, so your difference is felt by others, even if they rarely mention it. You’ve…

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Emma Barnes

Autistic, trans, survivor, abolitionist @friedkrill on Twitstagram