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Monday, June 23, 2014

'Little Women: LA' will blow your mind

If you are familiar with this blog at all, you know I love reality TV.

"Breaking Amish," "Sister Wives," "Naked and Afraid" - you name I've probably seen at least an
episode of even the most obscure reality television shows.

I call it a guilty pleasure, but really I don't feel guilty about it at all. I genuinely like to have a glimpse into the lives of people I wouldn't normally meet in my everyday life.

My latest reality TV obsession, you might ask? "Little Women: LA" for sure.

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If you have been living under a rock haven't heard of the new Lifetime phenom, it's based around six women in Los Angeles who are classified as little people, the term I've learned they are most comfortable identifying with. Don't you dare call them, the 'M Word.'

The girls in the cast include: Terra, Tonya, Traci, Christy, Elena and Briana.

They maybe be physically small, but these women have larger-than-life personalities. All of the ladies are or have been actors or entertainers of some sort, using their stature to their advantage in the industry. Kudos to all of them, that's what I say.

As I said, I find it super intriguing to see what life is like for people who are drastically unlike myself. And I am certainly not little in any way, shape or form.

I am probably what most people would call average height, about 5' 5" if you're wondering, so I can't imagine what life would be like at roughly four-feet tall. I would probably go with Briana, and "get a stool, and get over it," as she reveals was her parents' sage advice as she was growing up.

I feel somewhat ignorant saying this, but I had always imagined that life would be very difficult as a little person. But I was absolutely wrong. They do everything that average-sized people do including drive, wear stiletto heels and have children that can be an array of heights.

It is truly fascinating, and I am glad Lifetime took the leap to create this show and hopefully it will discontinue the ignorance that surrounds little people and their lifestyles and/or capabilities.

Now I know they've had shows like "Little People, Big World," and "The Little Couple," on TLC, but those showcased family-focused highs and lows, not what it would be like being a single woman in a big city. I hope this show gives young girls with dwarfism a chance to see life outside of what they know to be feasible for them.
I have been enjoying the season thoroughly so far, watching the ladies date, raise children, prepare for weddings and of course, create a bit of drama with each other, and I can't wait to see what else is in store.

If you've seen the show, let me know what you think in the comments. If not, check it out! I promise you'll be entertained.


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