SHE may look like a toddler – but Girija Srinivas is actually a teenager trapped in a two-year-old’s body. The 19-year-old, from Bangalore in India, was born with congenital agenesis, meaning her limbs failed to fully develop and leaving her just two and a half feet tall and weighing a mere 12kg. Girija’s condition means she is unable to stand or even sit-up and she relies on her mother to care for her and feed here. But against the odds, and with her friends and family behind her, Girija is carving out a career as an artist. She makes between 8,000 and 10,000 rupees (£86-108) selling her drawings each month, and dreams of one day achieving fame and independence.
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