Little people enjoy safe space and community of The Little People of America Association (includes video story)

For individuals with dwarfism, fitting in and finding the right group of people to connect with can be a struggle due to discrimination and prejudice. The Little People of America Association is a community and organization that provides a safe and welcoming space for people with dwarfism. It accommodates their families to share experiences, connect with others and receive support.

The mission of Little People of America is to increase public knowledge and understanding of dwarfism. It provides various services and programs, including conferences, workshops, scholarships and local chapter events. It promotes accessibility, inclusivity and equal opportunity while actively fighting for the rights and needs of the community.

Members of the local chapter, including adults and children, discuss what it’s like to live with the condition and how the Little People of America organization has helped their families by providing them with resources for healthcare and other things. They let people know that having dwarfism doesn’t make little people any less human and are just like everyone else.

Sheetal Bahadursingh is a student at Florida International University, majoring in Digita Interactive Media. She was raised in South Florida and was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. She loves to travel and take pictures and aspires to work as a travel blogger in the future.

Jasmine Arocha is a student at Florida International University majoring in Digital TV and Multimedia Production. She was born and raised in Miami and has a creative eye for producing and editing videos. In the future, she hopes to work behind the scenes for the news.