Category: Media

TV Request

TV Request from Optomen Television Production company below.   Employable Me is back and looking for people with disabilities or conditions who would like help to find a job! The casting period is coming to a close in 2 weeks so would love to chat with anyone that is potentially interested. Earlier this year we …

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Review: ITV Tonight Programme: Against The Odds

I always hold my breath when it comes to ITV’s handling of disability as programming usually sets my teeth on edge due to the narrative usually adopted. So, after watching my daily fix of Emmerdale, and I saw the programme’s title was ‘Against The Odds’. Wow, I thought, maybe this is an actual look at …

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BBC Three – Small Teen Turns Eighteen

Ooooh exciting news ladies and gentlemen, book some time in front of your TV this coming Monday 7th May as Jasmine and her Mum, Bev, return to our screens with ‘Small Teen Turns Eighteen’ on BBC Three at 9.00pm. The documentary follows Jazz planning that all important 18th birthday party and keeping us up-to-date with …

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Goodness – How Did This Conversation Make It Onto TV?

I’ve been so mad about the chat between Rosie O’Donnell and Chelsea Handler (who?) that I’ve had to take a while to think of a response… it’s still making my blood boil. Well, how to go about reinforcing stereotypes and prejudices surrounding people with dwarfism in one conversation hey?! … actually watch this and find …

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Life’s Too Short – A Social Reflection Of The Dwarf Community And Representation In The Media

Goodness where has the time gone and it’s February already!  I know I’m a little late in the write-up for the remaining Life’s Too Short episodes, but the series has provided me with some food for thought since finishing. Generally speaking it’s seems the sitcom limped to the end and the response from the public …

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Guardian Article: Would dwarfism stop me becoming the best mum I could be?

I found this inspiring article written by Michelle Harris on the Guardian website today and wanted to share it with you dear readers.  Wonderfully written, it tells the journey of Michelle and early motherhood.   Being a woman, I could completely identify with her worries, concerns and fears about bearing a child and how we would …

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