So right now, as Malton works toward her degree in civil engineering at the University of Houston, she spends her off-time recording YouTube videos to engineer solutions to these other obstacles. She has one showing kids with one arm how to tie their shoes and another about wrapping presents. These challenges can feel so hard.
“But the hardest thing about having one arm,” she says, “is people.”
There are stares and underestimations. Questions she shouldn’t have to answer and whispers she shouldn’t have to hear.
But then there are moments when she relishes in proving to people that “disabled” is the wrong word for her. Because she is so, so able.