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I am Sofiya...

It is October!!! That mean's two things for me... #dwarfismawarenessand #indegenousdayofremberance . Two very important things to me!!!

So allow me to reintroduce myself....

My name is Sofiya. I am 49.5 in tall. I love to read. I love to laugh. I believe in the power of storytelling. I work really hard 12-15 hour days. I have a rare dwarfism called Spondyloepiphsyeal Dysplasia Congenital (SEDc). I am a Brooklyner at heart but live in the suburbs. I grew up learning about the Taino culture by exploring dark caves, a lost language & singing songs. I am empathic. I just got married. I am Italian, Syrian, Dominican & Native Taino. I can drive. I am a multidisciplinary artist, theater maker, singer, dancer, writer. My zodiac sign is Cancer. I have an amazing huge loud family. My Native American name is Huluca Inaru, which means Rainbow Spirit Woman. I have had over 10 surgeries in my life. I am a Teaching Artist. I love to educate. I love to spread awareness. I am an eternal optimist I am content. I am strong. I am human. I am beautiful. I am doing my best. I am proud of who I am and love my life.

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