Brazilian actress Karina Lemos has more than 35,000 followers on Instagram. Karina was born with dwarfism, and she has made it clear that she has no qualms with being who she is. And the number of people who admire and follow her on Instagram prove that.
Dwarfism is categorized as a slowing of growth, leading to a short stature. Lemos prides herself in how she differs from others and wants to help other people going through similar experiences gain trust in themselves.
According to Lemos, “Once you accept the fact that you are different from others physically and it always will be, you can move forward. I want my experience helps people with the same problem to gain confidence. It is not because we are different that we cannot take care of yourself and be beautiful.”
She is using her platform on Instagram to teach people about how our differences make us beautiful and shattering stereotypes about people with dwarfism, their lives, sexuality, beliefs, and how they are perceived by society.