Don’t Look Down On Me: Dwarfs Are Not Here for Your Entertainment

Jonathan Novick is a dwarf. And every day, he is gawked at, photographed by strangers, harassed, and mocked.

Novick says he doesn’t want to “tell anyone what to do or what to think or how to feel.” Instead, he says he hopes by showing the world a glimpse into what his life is like, that others will think twice whenever they encounter someone unlike themselves.


We are taught to participate in, or complacently tolerate, social aggressiveness and bullying from an early age. Please read the following Everyday Feminism articles on how to interrupt bullying:

Jonathan Novick is a documentary filmmaker living in New York City interested in creating work that reflects the different perspectives of other people. Please follow him on twitter at @Jonathan_novick.