Little people, also known as dwarves, LPs, and people of short stature, are a diverse group. They came from all walks of life, representing all ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, religious groups, and class backgrounds. Dwarfism - which is defined by an adult height of 4' 10" or under - is caused by over 200 different medical conditions. 70 percent of cases are the result of achondroplasia, which affects affects between 1 in 15,000 to 1 in 40,000 people worldwide.
So, what's it like to be a little person? In a lot of ways, of course, it's just like being any other individual. But the things little people have to deal with are often unique to their situation. For some, the hardest part of being a little person is the discrimination they face. For others, it's the medical complications. Chances are, you have no idea what little people problems are dealt with on a daily basis.
They Might Be The Only Dwarf In Their Whole Family
Little People Can Feel Like They're On Display
People Use Offensive Terminology
Door Handles Are Usually Too High
ATMs Aren't Always Accessible
Car Airbags Can Be Dangerous