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Being a Little Different

Have you ever worn something in public and felt self-conscious about it? Being a little different is unique, challenging, and it attracts labels. People stare, sometimes you just can’t keep up, and you don’t quite fit the standard sizes. But that doesn’t mean it’s not possible.

Meet Soumil, a 20-year-old from Canberra, who stays active, has fun, and embraces his body and identity, all while challenging what some would call a disability. “it’s not actually that bad to be honest,” he says.

Pseudoachondroplasia is a condition that affects one in 100,000 people but Soumil has never let it take control of his life. Physically he looks a little different, but Soumil always finds a way — whether it’s car modifications thanks to NDIS support, or specially manufactured bicycles that fit his body perfectly.

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