The ‘Little Person’ Among Giants
After years of bullying, she became an ardent advocate for the rights of women and the disabled. In her door-to-door campaign, done on a limited budget, she promises to fight for the rights of the marginalized.
LAST Wednesday afternoon, under the pouring rain, Anggiasari Puji Aryatie entered a village neighborhood on the edge of Kali Code, Yogyakarta City. The 38-year-old woman appeared short of breath as she climbed a narrow and slippery set of stairs.
Anggi—short for Anggiasari—has achondroplasia, a rare condition that only appears in 1 out of 20,000-30,000 births. Achondroplasia is a genetic anomaly that inhibits the growth of bones. Ang...