I Got 99 Problems… Being a Baby-Faced Adult is One

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I Got 99 Problems… Being a Baby-Faced Adult is One

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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hort girls struggle. Short, skinny girls struggle more. But those who struggle the most are short, skinny girls with baby faces.

As luck would have it, I am all three: A 21-year-old, five-foot-nothing, with the face of a 14-year-old. I’ve been called everything from “tiny” and “chutku” to “chota recharge” and “aw baby” for the better part of my life. Maybe this could help me in the future when all my friends get wrinkly and I look 30 when I’m 60. But as of now, there are very few silver linings.

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