Patricia Carl - That's how she rolls

She lives and loves the moment. Patricia Carl commits herself with much blood, sweat and tears for an inclusive dialogue between people. For her commitment for the Federal German Association for People of Short Stature and their Families she has also been awarded last year. What would make her think about a sit-in and why she sometimes prefers a book to a movie, she tells us on


Photo: Patricia Carl; Copyright: Michel Arriens

Patricia Carl; © Michel Arriens

Name: Patricia Carl
Age: 31
City: Berlin, Germany
Occupation: Volunteer chairlady of the Federal German Association for People of Short Stature and their Families
Impairment: Short stature
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When did you last laugh heartily and what about?

Patricia Carl: Almost all the time. About almost everything: Fooling around, satire, about myself
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?

Patricia Carl: A trip around the world with a backpack, not completely planned - with space left for spontaneous intermediate stops. But a backpack is quite big. And I guess also very heavy...

Which person has influenced you most?

Patricia Carl: Not only one. Many.

You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?

Patricia Carl: I would call on all companioned organizations to have a sit-in with me in front of the Chancellery building. We will only move away the commissioner will get the status of a minister and so have more influence. Then I would empower and financially strengthen NGOs in the field of health self-help, inclusion and people with disabilities.
Photo: Hand writing a to do list with a pencil; Copyright: Kaesler

They say that checking off a to do liste makes people happy. Patricia Carl would indeed really be happy if her to do list would finally come to an end; © Kaesler

Your life is made into a film: Who would represent you?

Patricia Carl: Nobody. No film. Only a book. There books that have suffered from being made into a film - as we all know.

I would like to be ...

Patricia Carl: at the end of my to do list.

Which questions would you like answered the most?

Patricia Carl: Why do racists have so much fear? How can people doubt the sense and necessity of inclusion? How tolerant do I have to be towards intolerant people?

What I finally want to say...

Patricia Carl: A cheer for life!