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'It's A Part Of Me': How This Iranian-Canadian Embraced Being Short

"I thought it was my fault that I'm short and it wasn't fair."

Negin Sani used to feel she had to compensate for being short. When she was a teenager in her native Iran, she would change her appearance by altering her hair colour or wearing “weird” clothes.

Standing at 4′11,″ her diminutive height has always been a part of Sani’s identity.

It was after coming to Canada and being exposed to different cultures that Sani realized people saw her for more than just her height.

Today, Sani is embracing life without those doubts. “It took me 24 years to overcome my insecurity ... it’s not worth it.”

Watch the video above to see how Sani overcame her insecurities and now embraces being short.

In our video series, “Embracing,” we talk to Canadians who are learning to love themselves fully. They’ve learned to accept and celebrate qualities they once perceived as flaws, and they’re ready to share advice for others who are struggling with essential parts of themselves.

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