October is dwarfism awareness month. When I first learnt about Dwarfism month, my initial reaction was is this necessary? People are already aware of dwarfism duh! I now understand this is an initiative started by the dwarf community around the world, in an effort to help educate and raise deeper awareness around people with dwarfism.
It’s an initiative designed to help break down the the stigma and taboo around dwarfism and end the discriminatory, derogatory and at times inhumane treatment many people with dwarfism experience.
As a father of 2 innocent, beautiful, intelligent and capable young girls, who happen to have dwarfism, it has become important for me to stand up and do my part for my community, for my family, to raise awareness to this initiative.
One need only read the comments on pretty much all photos of my family, shared by other pages here on Instagram, to understand the need, swipe to see an example.
In this era with social media, my girls will undoubtedly have no choice but to grow up exposed to these daft, callous comments, however collectively as a community, if we can help reduce the incidence, not only for the dwarf community but towards all minority groups, then it’s well worth it. Because smiles and frowns are both contagious, think about the vibe you want to spread! ✌🏼 #dwarfism #dwarfismawareness #dontbedaft #happy #love #smile #daughters #sisters #beautiful #unique #family #cute #life #respect #pride #peace #goodnight