Why I can’t wait to see Finding Dory!

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Years and years ago I remember watching Finding Nemo and crying my eyes out. I only realised why after I found the Lucky Fin Project. And it’s the biggest reason why I can’t wait to see Finding Dory!

As you can read in some of my other posts, it wasn’t always easy growing up without my left hand. I always felt different and couldn’t really find any role models to relate to. And when I did, it came out of an unexpected place; The Finding Nemo movie… Why? Well, because Nemo is me!

Now you must think I’m crazy, but just let me explain. After the attack on Nemo when he is still in the egg (I knoowww! I was crying too!), he is born with a birth defect; one of his fins is smaller then the other. His father Marlin calls it his ‘lucky fin’. Now you see? Just like Nemo, I have a birth defect. But in my case it’s my arm.

I didn’t realise that was the reason I loved the movie so much, until I found the Lucky Fin Project! Ofcourse! It all made sense now! When I was 16, I had found a role model in that little fish. How crazy is that?


Since then The Lucky Fin community has become a huge movement helping kids (and people pretending to be adults like me) to accept themselves, lucky fin and all.

That’s why I’m super excited to be seeing the little guy in action again! It’s been too long since the first movie! I’m hoping that again, Nemo and his friends will show kids with a disability that it’s okay to be different, and that your still capable of doing so much in life.

So, to close this posts, let’s all sit back, and enjoy the trailer of Finding Dory. Did I say I can’t wait? 😉

Photo credit: Disney


Marit is the person who started Pretty Different. She was born with only one hand and has struggled with the crazy ideal of perfection. Since accepting that she's different, she started seeing the beauty in 'imperfection'.

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