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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.

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'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.

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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. 

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

He was fearless, compassionate, and principled. 

He was also a #dwarf

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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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