Jonathon Novick is a man with achondroplasia, a common cause of dwarfism. After moving to New York City last year, he started getting harassed about his appearance — something he had never had to deal with growing up, as the people in his community simply accepted who he was.
The comments really got to Jonathon, and he wanted to do something about it. He wanted to stop telling people what was going on, and show them instead. With the help of a cameraman as well as a hidden camera acting as a button on his shirt, Jonathon did just that.
“I don’t want to tell anyone what to do or what to think or how to feel,” Jonathon says, “but instead, what I’ll do is I’ll ask. I’ll ask that the next time you see someone who is different than you, think about what their day might be like. Think about all of the events of their life leading up to that point, and think about their day — and think about, what part of their day do you want to be?”
Take a look at this poignant documentary.
C. Dixon likes to read, sing, eat, drink, write, and other verbs. She enjoys cavorting around the country to visit loved ones and experience new places, but especially likes to be at home with her husband, son, and dog.