Source: Little People of America
Published: March 2019
Physical Differences: Short Stature
People with dwarfism have short stature (adult height under 4 ft 10 in or 147 cm). Most little people (LP) are born to parents of average height. Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) raised awareness with his wit and intellect to overcome the prejudices little people face.
“Growing up as a LP, I was often stared at, teased, and bullied. Strangers would take my picture. Leadership and sports helped me thrive. At work, dwarfism doesn’t impact my ability to help my customers - Amazon Sellers - grow their businesses,” says Lucy Williams, of the Amazon New Seller Success team.
“I’m proud of my dwarfism. If more people understood facts about dwarfism, they would be more inclusive and understanding; knowledge is power.”
Photo description: Lucy Williams (little person 4 ft 2 in or 127 cm holding her 3-year-old son, Darius, (who also has dwarfism) in front of an autumn setting.