Little People

(Video) Cara Reedy attributes her resilience to being a “female, black, little person” in an unaccommodating society

Monday, July 18, 2016Cara Reedy is an actor, writer, comedian, and blogger with achondroplastic dwarfism. She partnered with Digg to create the video below, called The Gift of Being Different, to discuss her experiences and share her insights. Reedy explains that as an…

The pros and cons of using limb-lengthening surgeries to enhance the human body

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Body Enhancing Surgery
The surgeon comes into the operating room and begins the procedure. This surgery is supposed to enhance the young person’s life. First comes the buzzing and grinding of the medical equipment. Next there’s the implantation of the…

The origin of the term “Little People”

Friday, October 30, 2015“Look at that baby over there!”; “Wow! You’re so tiny!”; “There’s that midget over there!”; “How old are you?”; “Can you read?”; “Can you write?”; “How come you can talk?”; “Do you wear footie pajamas to bed because you’re so…

What it means to have a disability

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Cuquis Robledo
Meet Cuquis Robledo, an undergraduate student majoring in psychology at Duke University. She joined Disability Rights Washington (DRW), the publisher of Rooted in Rights, as a summer intern this year through the DukeEngage program. Her work at…