Friday, April 07, 2006

I am not a child

To whom it may concern,

I am not a child.

I am a grown adult. I have paid my dues and earned the right to be treated just like any other adult. I have loved and have had my heart broken. I have experienced all the trials and tribulations of adulthood. I have busted my butt at work. I have survived the onslaught of mounting bills. I have struggled to stay afloat.

How dare you treat me as if I was some punk kid. As if I was inexperienced and incapable of handling any real responsibilities. How dare you talk down to me. Treat me as if I was insignificant. Treat me as if I was immature and naive.

I am no longer afraid to speak up. I am not ashamed to bring attention to myself. I have kept quiet for far too long. What good can come of keeping this all bottled up inside. No, I am not going to let you off the hook that easy. I am going to make you accountable for your actions. I have a complaint and I will shout it out for the world to hear. And if you want to laugh at me I will endure your laughs. Before you know it the laughing will eventually stop. And the listening will begin. So here I am and I'm ready to proclaim,

I am not a child.

- Anonymous

Sunday, April 02, 2006

NOSSA Activist of the Year (2006)

NOSSA has awarded Steven Goldsmith, editor of the Short Support website and Treasurer of the National Organization of Short Statured Adults, with the Heightism Activist of the Year award for 2006. Mr. Goldsmith is a pioneer in the effort to discuss the issue of heightism openly and provide support and encouragement to all folks of short stature. The National Organization of Short Statured Adults wishes to express our sincere gratitude and respect to Mr. Goldsmith for his hard work and dedication to this cause.

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