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THREAD: People with #dwarfism are frequently stereotyped in popular culture, but a lot of our real history remains largely unknown to those who consume such stereotypes.

Comfortable? Cool. Let me tell you about 'Count' Joseph Boruwlaski, 1739-1837.

'Count’ Joseph Boruwlaski was born to average height parents, into a poor family, in Poland in 1739.

He was one of six children – three of which, including him, had #dwarfism.

Joseph’s father died when he was 9.

When the family’s finances became desperate, a local noblewoman, the Starostin de Caorliz, persuaded his mother to let her own/adopt Joseph, who then lived with her for several years.

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Thread: I have #dwarfism.

I knew who the Seven #Dwarfs were by the age of ten.

I knew who Mini Me was by 13. 

I was 31 when I learned who Benjamin Lay was. 

This is important. Please read and RT. 

Born in England 1682, Benjamin Lay was among the first known radical abolitionists. 

He was fearless, compassionate, and principled. 

He was also a #dwarf

A "living stick of dynamite", Benjamin Lay was "one of the very first to call for the abolition of slavery".

He wrote one of the world's first abolitionist books - calling for the church to cast out slave owners.

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