Welcome to my World

October is Dwarfism Awareness Month. I love being a little person, it doesn’t define me but it has shaped my experiences beyond measure. It has given me an innate understanding for difference and instilled a passion to challenge stereotypes and other people’s perceptions of what I can and can’t do.

minnie_melange_dwarfism_awareness_monthFor the next month, I’m using the medium of Snapchat to attempt to illustrate what it’s like to be me. I’ll use the platform to record my surroundings, to offer factual information about Achondroplasia and also answer questions.

You can find me under the username: minniemelange 

However, I understand that Snapchat may not be the platform of choice for everyone and if you would like to email me questions, I’ll make sure to respond.

For Dwarfism Awareness Month, I am happy to answer questions about life as a little person but please be kind with your questions – I’m 105cms tall but I’m human too.

See you on Snapchat!

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Sinéad Burke is an academic and a writer with an obsessive interest in fashion, education and 'Extraordinary Women'. She is an ambassador for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the National Women's Council of Ireland.

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