Meet Girija Srinivas, a 19-year-old trapped in a child’s body.
The teen, who hails from India, was born with congenital agenesis, a rare condition that stopped her body from developing.
At two-and-a-half feet and around 27 pounds, Girija is an incredibly gifted artist — and she uses that talent to her advantage to support her family.
“I need to look after my parents,” Girija told ‘Barcroft TV.’ “I need to have the financial capacity to do that. I don’t like anyone showing mercy on me.”
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The young woman sells between five and six paintings each month, banking around 8,000 to 10,000 rupees ($130 to $160).
“My mother helps me with eating and other normal things,” she said. “But when I am painting and drawing, I need nobody’s help. I do it myself.”
Watch the incredible video below!