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Dwarfism

This Little Person Asked Passersby How They Feel About The Term, 'Midget'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

The term "midget" comes from midge -- a small insect that resembles a mosquito. It's not a term of endearment, of course, but as Aaron Beelner po...

Who Is to Say What Is Wrong and Right

Gary Arnold | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Gary Arnold

While the lives of dwarfs may often be typical, dwarfism is not, occurring at a rate of one in every 10,000 births. Because it is rare, the diagnosis can be a surprise to new parents not expecting a dwarf child. But resources are available.

Man With Dwarfism Wears A Hidden Camera, Reveals Shocking Insensitivity He Faces Every Day

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact

Jonathan Novick is a dwarf; and every day, as he lives his life in New York City, he is gawked at, photographed by strangers, harassed and mocked. ...

I Didn't Know How She Was Going to Fit into the World So I Made the World Fit Her

Janelle McLeod | Posted 10.12.2014 | Small Business
Janelle McLeod

I struggled day in and day out to find fashion for little people. I would see clothes for the big and tall but nothing for the little or small. Then I said to myself "God, if I am struggling this way and I am sure all the little people struggling like this too?!"

How Will You Spend Your Heart Today?

Julie Genovese | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

The dragonfly's work has dominoed and is done. She lifts off the page, hovers for a moment and then zips toward the open water, taking some of my black and white BS with her.

23 Things I Have Learned As A Little Person

Mathew Myers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Mathew Myers

I learned to have a thicker skin. I have learned how to tell the difference between innocent curiosity and a person who is intentionally being disrespectful. I have learned that every person and every day is beautifully different.

The Words Nothing Can Prepare You To Hear

Leslie Spencer | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Leslie Spencer

When you don't see it coming at all, it will feel like you are blindsided. Like you got knocked out by the current heavyweight champion when you didn't even know you were in the ring.

World Dwarf Games Has Largest Showing Ever

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 08.09.2013 | Impact

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Riley Windeler stepped on to the stand, bowed his head and smiled from ear-to-ear as a bronze medal was placed around his neck....

WATCH: These 'Little' Parents Have Some Pretty Big Ideas

OWN | Posted 04.13.2013 | OWN

Amber and Trent Johnston are living the American dream. They have been happily married for 14 years and have five children -- two biological and three...

Lessons in Letting Go: A Lost Brother and a Missing Caravaggio

Julie Genovese | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

I study the painting, the face of my past. I miss my brother. But even as the tears roll out once more, I feel a love and connection that will never leave. I take a deep breath as the bigger picture settles my soul.

'Far From The Tree': Loving Children Who Are Very Different

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"The widespread use of the word reproduction for this activity, with its implication that two people are but braiding themselves together, is at best a euphemism to comfort prospective parents before they get in over their heads."

Awareness Paves the Way for Opportunity

Gary Arnold | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact
Gary Arnold

Though we celebrate who we are as a community, we want to be judged according to our skills, our character, and our experience, not according to something over which we have no control, our stature. The more we raise awareness about dwarfism, the closer we will come to this goal.

E-books and the Privatization of the Village Square

Dan Kennedy | Posted 06.18.2012 | Technology
Dan Kennedy

The trouble is that in too many cities and towns, we no longer have a village square except in the form of enclosed spaces owned by profit-seeking corporations. What happened to that protester said a lot more about our privatized idea of community than it does about that one particular incident.

'Anderson': Unique Twins, One Of Whom Is A Primordial Dwarf

Posted 03.08.2012 | TV

On "Anderson" (Weeknights, 7 p.m. EST on Fox), viewers were introduced to Sienna and Sierra Bernal. The 13 year-olds are the only known pair of tw...

O'Donnell Apology Fails to Gain Traction With Little People

Gary Arnold | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment
Gary Arnold

I'm sad for Rosie O'Donnell. I believed she was an advocate for diversity. With the dwarfism community, she had a chance to open her door of inclusion a little wider. But after the Feb. 29 episode, it is hard to know if she did anything more than apologize for keeping the door closed on us.

Step Up to the Microphone, Rosie O'Donnell

Gary Arnold | Posted 04.18.2012 | Weird News
Gary Arnold

I expected her to address her fears as an opportunity to bridge the gap between her own misunderstanding of dwarfism and the reality. Rather than erase any distance, O'Donnell reinforced the gap.

'Harry Potter' Actor With Dwarfism Takes Stand For Little People

Posted 02.16.2012 | Impact

Actor Warwick Davis has stepped out of the sci-fi spotlight and into the documentary realm and is getting comfortable in another new role, helping oth...

We're Coming for You, Rosie: Chelsea and Rosie's Tiny Thoughts

Danny Woodburn | Posted 04.17.2012 | Weird News
Danny Woodburn

No Rosie, don't discuss this with other Little People (we're scary) or even a therapist, you've got Chelsea ("Did-you-do-one -- NO!") Handler in the house. Chelsea is at the forefront of small thinking. Well, we are a very funny group of people.

My Child's Dream For The Future: To Have Friends

Louise Kinross | Posted 04.14.2012 | Parents
Louise Kinross

We expected that our son's genetic disorder would leave him without some "normal" life experiences. We never guessed it would leave him without friendship.

David Moye

AMAZING PHOTOS: World's Smallest Firefighter, Vince Brasco, An 87-Pound Dynamo

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.20.2011 | Weird News

Training to be a fireman is a tall order for anyone, but the odds are bigger when you're 4 feet 2 inches tall. Still, Vince Brasco, 19, hasn't let ...

TLC's 'The Little Couple': 10 Things You Don't Know About Our Marriage

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.26.2011 | Weddings

Every couple faces challenges in their marriage, and many struggle with fertility problems. TLC's "The Little Couple," Jen Arnold and Bill Klein, are ...

Michael McLaughlin

Ritch Workman, Florida Lawmaker, Says Yes To 'Dwarf-Tossing,' No To Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weird News

Rep. Ritch Workman is a regulation-chopping Republican lawmaker who says yes to liberty, personal freedom and "dwarf-tossing," but no to gay marriage,...

GOP Lawmaker Seeks Repeal Of Controversial 'Dwarf-Tossing' Law

Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

A Florida state legislator is proposing a new, unusual route to narrow the nation's jobs crisis. The Palm Beach Post reports that Rep. Ritch Workma...

From Vacation Blackout to a New Dawn

Julie Genovese | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

And so it goes -- just when we think we can't bare any more weight. Just when I wanted to blame my friend for further confusing my spirit, I realized that she had delivered a blessing.