Emily Sullivan Sanford

Dwarfism & Limb-Lengthening

Meet Emily Ten years ago, I attended the premiere of HBO’s Dwarfs: Not A Fairy Tale along with the other subjects of the documentary.  Upon seeing me, one of the men with achondroplasia asked his friend, “What’s she doing here?  She’s not a dwarf.” “She had limb-lengthening surgeries to make her taller,” his friend murmured….

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Calling for Blog Submissions

Most of the dialogue today on Difference, especially diseases and disabilities, focuses heavily on children or senior citizens. We are seeking blog entries about living with a Difference as a young adult (18 to 35 years old).  What does Difference mean to you? What is your personal experience of being Different? What has to be…

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