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Thread: as a kid, I loved comics. I used to read them when my mum and I went to the library and, later, when I went alone.

But it was only as an adult I learned of a super cool character with #dwarfism: Anna Maria Marconi.

As a #dwarf person, this discovery is important to me.
Created by Dan Slott and Guiseppe Camuncoli, Anna Maria is a scientist and girlfriend of Peter Parker (well, Doctor Octopus if we're getting technical).

It was so refreshing and exciting to find a character with #dwarfism who is fiercely intelligent...
... in a relationship...
...sexual... (in a non-fetishy way)
...seizes the initiative and takes care of herself...
...who not only encounters the sort of bigotry we so often experience but handles it with grace...
...and whose #dwarf body is clearly evident...
Representation matters. People with #dwarfism are as much a part of the world as anyone. We are your teachers, doctors, civil servants, salespeople, artists, IT experts, actors, coaches & more.

We deserve to see ourselves in our literature and films for what we really are.

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Pretty sure to it was @RebeccaCokley who told me about Anna Maria Marconi so massive hat tip to her. (You should all follow her, btw. She's a genuine inspiration.)
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