Thursday, January 31, 2008

In the closet with heightism

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Martin Luther King Jr.

Racism, the belief that one race is supreme and all others are inately inferior will never be completly eradicated. Neither will heightism.

I understand how some african-americans or other groups could take offense to our comparing our struggles with theirs, in that we were never enslaved or subject to mass genocide because of heightism prejudice.

But we still face prejudice and discrimination and what makes it worse for us is that few people are willing to acknowledge it. Whereas it is generally acknowledged that others have faced and still do face "real" discrimination and something ought to be done to stop it.

I would personally prefer to live in a world were no human being ever had to endure the pain of prejudice and discrimination of any kind. I don't think it helps our cause to point out who suffers more. We should simply acknowledge that we all face different degrees of this awful human behavior. I believe that we should ultimately work towards eliminating ALL prejudice regardless of who it is directed at. To not do so is the height of hypocrisy and foolishness.

- Matthew Campisi
NOSSA - National Organization Of Short Statured Adults

Sunday, January 13, 2008

NOSSA Appoints New Secretary to Board

The Board of Directors of NOSSA - National Organization Of Short Statured Adults has appointed Brian Peterson to serve as Secretary (Special Trustee). Brian is committed to helping short statured people. We want to welcome Brian to the Board and we Thank him for his willingness to serve.

NOSSA Forums

NOSSA Forums will be located at Please stop by, register, and contribute to the ongoing discussions. This will be a great way for you to share your thoughts about the issues faced by short statured people.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Chris Hamre Awarded Activist of the Year 2008

NOSSA Vice-President Christopher Hamre has been awarded the heightism activist of the year award for 2008.Mr. Hamre's tireless efforts to address heightism deserve special recognition and praise. Way to go Chris! Previous winners have included Steven Goldsmith in 2006 for his website and Representative Byron Rushing in 2007 for his proposed height/weight legislation in Massachussets.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Hi everyone!

Well, another year has come and gone and now we are in 2008. It was a good year for NOSSA in 2007. But we must now turn our attention to the new year and press forward with our efforts to combat this heightism prejudice and support our fellow short statured brothers and sisters. We will be launching the new messageboard on or around January 21, 2008 at The forum will be a great way for our members and general public to contribute to the on-going heightism discussion. We will also be hosting a heightism seminar on March 9, 2008 in Clearwater, Florida. For more information on attending please click here. The podcasts will resume soon and we will be tackling new topics and featuring some very special guests. Click here for the podcast link. We hope to end our year with a bang at our first annual convention in New York. For more info on this click here. There has never been a better time than right now to join our group and take a firm stand against heightism. To join us go to

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