We talked to Ihab Yassin about what it's like living in a world built for tall people.
"People stare, point, and a whisper a lot. I'm a lot better at dealing with it than I used to be—there have been times when I didn't want to go out for fear of being mocked."
"People think that if they associate with someone different, like me, everyone around them will think that they're different too."
Achondroplasia is a form of dwarfism caused by a genetic mutation, affecting one in 20,000 people. In Italy, there are about 2,500 people living with achondroplasia. Italian dwarfs, as opposed to other nationalities, are particularly fond of a procedure c…