In the Shoes of a Dwarf in NYC

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Jonathan Novick is a 22 year-old dwarf living in New York City who’s fed up with the daily harassment he faces on the street. Instead of reacting angrily when people yell at – or snap photos of – him while waiting for his train, Novick decided to give people a walk in his shoes on an average day. He attached a hidden camera under his shirt and went out to face the world. The result is heartbreaking. Novick, however, is tremendously brave and patient in the face of the ugliness and blatant ignorance cast his way, offering this poignant parting thought, “the next time you see someone who is different than you, think about what their day might be like. Think about all of the events of their life leading up to that point. Then think about their day. And think about what part of their day do you want to be.”

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