Through blogging I'm meeting some amazing people, including Alicia from Fashion By Alicia. Make a point to visit her blog, it's well worth your time! Alicia asked fellow fashion bloggers to wear green to show their support for Dwarfism Awareness Month. Due to time constraints, I was unable to do outfit posts with green, but of course I did my nails!
The following information is taken directly from the Dwarfism Awareness Flyer from lpa.org.
October has been declared National Dwarfism Awareness Month. Little People of America (LPA) is a national support organization for people with dwarfism and their families. LPA provides peer, parent and medical support for the dwarfism community.
- There are over 200 distinct forms of dwarfism and skeletal dysplasias.
- People with dwarfism are generally not taller than 4' 10" at adult height. The typical height range is 2'8" to 4'5".
- Eighty percent of people with dwarfism have average-height parents and siblings.
- There are an estimated 30,000 people in the United States and 651,000 internationally with a type of dwarfism.
- In July 2009 the word "midget" was declared inappropriate and offensive. Preferable terms are: having dwarfism, short stature, little person, lp, and the medical terminology use of dwarf. A person's name is always the most preferred.
- LPA has registered a complaint with the FCC over the use of the "m" word. Our goal is to raise awareness around the offensive impact of the word in order to eliminate its use in media, popular culture and in everyday language.
- LPA has 6500 members across the United States and includes 70 chapters active in all 50 states.
- Skeletal Dysplasias affect bone growth, but generally do not affect cognitive abilities.
- LPA hosts an annual national conference each July which draws 2500 attendees for a week of activities, including educational and medical workshops, sports, and social networking and events.
The National Dwarfism Awareness Month program is dedicated to increasing public knowledge about people with dwarfism.
For more information about National Dwarfism Awareness Month, please visit www.lpaonline.org or call 1-888-LPA-2001. Events supporting National Dwarfism Awareness Month will be occurring across the U.S. throughout the month of October.
-Zoya 'Shawn' (one coat)
-Seche Vite (one coat of top coat)
-China Glaze 'It's Alive'
-This is a fairly easy manicure to do, and one you can do with what you already have in your house, TAPE! This is my first tape manicure, so forgive the crooked lines and tracks of the tape around my fingers.
-Simply cut a piece of scotch (some people use blue painter's tape, I used scotch) into a square, then cut along the diagonal. You now have enough for 2 fingers. **IMPORTANT** BEFORE applying to your nail, stick the tape once or twice to your hand, to take away some of the glue/stickiness so as not to pull up your initial color.
-Once you've applied your tape, paint on your second color. Immediately after painting the nail, remove the tape. Voila!