Have been watching “Little Women LA” on Lifetime since it started, and I find these women to be just as cruel and ruthless, judgmental and jealous as any other group of women.
The show follows the lives of women who are shorter than the average person. I don’t like terms such as “midget”… “Little Person” or anything else I’ve heard before. It sounds so cruel and rude.
The fact is these women are no different than anyone else except in size. Some are married and others are divorced, single and all have struggled throughout their lives, each with a distinct story.
I’m intrigued by these women because they have serious issues and personality conflicts, which make for great TV let alone a reality show. After a while, you don’t even notice they are shorter because you are drawn into their dysfunctional lives and “sudo” friendships some of which have been 13 years or more.
Elena is the beautiful Russian who almost everyone is jealous of because she has a dwarfism where her body proportions are equal, and she’s finding it hard to make friends with these women because they innately like her but at the same time jealous of her beauty. She’s happily married to an average size man. I like her the most because she seems one of the most genuine of the group.
I know many people will just say this is an inspirational show just because these women are shorter and are still having a life which aggravates me to no end. Everyone is given a challenge and I don’t hear anyone saying that a “mom” is inspirational because she takes care of her kids or that guy is inspirational because he goes to work every day.
Maybe I’m a little sensitive since I’m one of those “inspirational people”. I keep on living even though I roll through life in my pink wheelchair and I’m getting married in two weeks. People who have visible challenges aren’t inspirational because they live their life. What’s the alternative? There’s no other choice than to keep on living.
I hope everyone gets invested in these women as it shows the world that anyone can enjoy their life no matter their situation and these women have a lot of fun doing it.
I also hope it changes prejudices against those with various dwarfisms.