The Guardian

The Guardian 16 Oct 2019

Dwarfism and me: 'We're still treated as less than human'

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About 90,000 people in America have dwarfism. The writer and podcaster Cara Reedy takes us on a journey to reflect on what it means to be a person with dwarfism - and why America's obsession with little people has left lasting damage


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