I Pretended To Be An Amputee

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

    Dak Wannabe

    I cant rember when i started pretending. Some of my early memories involve me on crutches, looking for crutches at the goodwill and using them there while mom was shopping. I knocked over a model train set at a grage sail while useing a pair of crutches that where for sail there...
    1stamput2b 1stamput2b
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2012


    Maybe someboycan help me with this what I've found on other site BIID.org: "Every once in a while when the shame and guilt becomes unbearable, transabled individuals throw these things out. Part of the hope is that by getting rid of the tangible "toys", the shameful BIID related...
    gkubinski gkubinski
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2013

    I Bought A Second Prosthesis For Somebody Who Would Like To Pretend

    i still hope to meet somebody who also likes pretending to be an amputee. i think it would be a great pleasure doing it together. so i bought a second prosthesis which i would give away to somebody who would like to pretend too. if there is somebody out there who would like to...
    roqueroque2 roqueroque2
    46-50, M
    May 20, 2013

    I Pretended To Be An Amputee

    When I was a kid, I would take a belt and tie up my leg or arm and try to do things as an amputee.  I've always had a thing for, been fascinated by and attracted to people with differences.  Not sure why that is.  I was born around the time of thalidomide, maybe...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2010

    what's the best thing to use

    when you pretend in public
    Pretender123 Pretender123
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2016

    Hello :) I am a MA Journalism student

    who is doing a documentary on BIID. I would like to explore the condition in a sensitive and respectful way, while raising public awareness. I would be grateful to people who are willing to talk about it (and that I can interview in the UK.) Preferably, it would mean showing...
    Sofiejournalism Sofiejournalism
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2016

    Pretending With Peg Legs

    This started even earlier, but when I was about 10 years old I built myself a peg leg. I would fold up my right leg inside my pants and walk around on it. After I became proficient at it, I thought one day "what if a one legged man had an accident, and lost his other leg? If he...
    dakampw dakampw
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2011

    Pretending is how I cope with BIID.

    Ever since I was about eleven, I have tucked my legs fully inside my pants and walk on my knees when I am home by myself. Recently I have begun to tuck my left my arm into my shirt as well. Any ideas on other ways to pretend?
    asd1324 asd1324
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2015
    Pretender123 Pretender123
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 17, 2016

    Hi everyone here :-) I am a DAK amputee

    pretender and wannabe from Australia. Would be nice to meet likeminded and understanding people to maybe pretend together and share experiences.
    Malbiid Malbiid
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    Pretending to be an amputee was how I started

    my journey with biid. As a teenager, I would fold my leg up and bind it with an ace bandage. I would then put on tights and a skirt over it. I would use the crutches we had around the house, or practicing hoping bare foot or with one shoe, including a heel(surprised I didn't...
    WendiWheels WendiWheels
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2015

    Hello!I like pretending several kinds of

    disability, how an SBK , DBK , SAK ,DAK , SAK&SBK , Paraplegic and sometimes more!I use also crutch , legbrace wheelchair or real prosthesis legs!Tell me what do you prefer in this choice!And i try to share a story with it !Thank's a lot!
    Amputights Amputights
    Feb 22, 2016

    One Leg Pretending

    I use to just do it at home. Now, after realizing that I am not alone, I have begun pretending in public areas too. I fold and wrap up my right leg tightly so I look like a real amputee. Some people stare, most go about their business. I just feel like the "real" me doesn't need...
    ampspotter ampspotter
    5 Responses Dec 26, 2011

    Hi. I am casting for a documentary on

    transabled people for a UK broadcaster. We are looking to explore the condition in a sensitive and thought-provoking way. I am looking to get in contact with people who have BIID, preferably based in the UK, who would be willing to tell their stories on camera. Thanks, Alex...
    blink0filmsuk blink0filmsuk
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2016

    Life With Biid

    My story starts like other persons with biid, it started very young seeing amputees out in public mostly using crutches or arm amputees. In my younger years many people had contacted polio using leg braces and crutches,not many amputees used fake legs or arms as they called them...
    les1 les1
    66-70, M
    Dec 30, 2012

    who knows a good way to pretend like one arm

    with one leg I would live to know
    Pretender123 Pretender123
    18-21, M
    Apr 17, 2016

    Sociological Survey

    Hello Please spread this information amongst all BIID friends you know:) My name is Grzegorz Kubinski, I'm a PhD in sociology and I'm writing a book about contemporary intimacy. But the subject I'm really interested in, is not the relationship between people, but between people...
    gkubinski gkubinski
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 17, 2013

    Great Pretending

    As a little boy I was captivated by persons with a missing a limb or walking on crutches. I dreamed of a white long leg cast, but unfortunately I never needed one. When I had grown up I still had that strange desire of being an amputee and so I decided to buy a pair of forearm...
    roqueroque2 roqueroque2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2013

    I was a pretender since a long time ago now!

    And i trying to wrote in English for told you my different experience than an amputee or other! thank's
    Amputights Amputights
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2016

    Empty Sleeve

    kingo12 kingo12
    70+, M
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2010

    does any one knows the best way to start

    pretending in public for the first time cause I want to try it in public but shy to do it
    Pretender123 Pretender123
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 17, 2016

    Watching For Amputee'S

    Having biid for sixty plus years, I'm always looking for amputees,whether at supermarkets,big box stores or anywhere I go out in public. I have learn from many years of experience, when you are looking and hoping to locate an amputee,9 times out of 10 they are know where to be...
    les1 les1
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2013
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