Kiruna Stamell vividly recalls her first date with Gareth Berliner. After meeting at a comedy club a few weeks earlier, they had arranged to go out for drinks. She was nervous, wondering how she looked and if he liked her as much as she liked him. As they got out of the taxi at the bar, her heart sank. Across the street, someone was pointing at her and shouting; "Grow up!
Born with a rare form of dwarfism called acromeseomerlic dysplasia, Kiruna, 30, has been subjected to taunts for much of her life. She has been filmed by strangers (she now films them back), laughed at by customer service representatives and offered insulting jobs.