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I’m Steph, owner of this blog, HelloLittleLady.com.  Welcome. I write about the everyday challenges and difficulties and surreal moments of being a Dwarf.  Take a nosey around the blog, the exhibition – ‘You’re Just Little‘  or learn more about my story.

You’re Just Little

You’re Just Little’ is a photographic exhibition that reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions people with Dwarfism face on a daily basis. Learn more about this ground-breaking exhibition.

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Montage of final UNION19 creative activism weekend at Wortley Hall

UNION – Wortley Hall – Finishing With A Flourish

Friday 24 January 2020

Last year,  at the beginning of 2019, a group of emerging artists and creative activists gathered at ChapelFM – Arts Centre for East Leeds. The… Read more

Dwarfism Podcasting Workshop Sunderland 25th April 2020

Dwarfism: What Next? Podcasting Workshop – Sunderland

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Dwarfism: What Next? is an opportunity for the Dwarf community to talk about the issues facing us today and how we would like to shape… Read more

Happy New Year 2020 from Hello Little Lady

Happy New Year from Hello Little Lady

Tuesday 31 December 2019

Wow! It’s the end of the 2010s!  I’m not sure it’s a decade that people will forget lightly. There has been much upheaval all around… Read more

Hello Little Lady - 2019 Review

Hello Little Lady – A Year in Review 2019

Sunday 22 December 2019

It’s time to reflect on Hello Little Lady’s – A Year in Review 2019.   The past 12 months have been a whirlwind of activity and… Read more

When just getting on with it just isn't enough

When just getting on with it just isn’t enough

Thursday 28 November 2019

Over the years, and what informs most of my work is the silencing of the Dwarfism experience.  Incidents happen and more often than not,  an… Read more

What's Your Story - podcasting workshop at ChapelFM Arts Centre in Leeds

What’s Your Story – The Podcast

Thursday 31 October 2019

What’s Your Story is a podcasting workshop recorded at ChapelFM Arts Centre, in Leeds on 19th October 2019. The workshop, which coincided with Dwarfism Awareness… Read more

You're Just Little - photograph showing the coat hanger in the toilet cubicle is too high for a person with dwarfism

You’re Just Little – Toilets

Saturday 12 October 2019

To celebrate Dwarfism Awareness Month 2019, I’m sharing some of the photographs from the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition which debuted in 2018. The exhibition shows… Read more

You're Just Little - shopping - my perspective of a checkout in a supermarket, which is extremely high

You’re Just Little – Food Shopping

Friday 11 October 2019

To celebrate Dwarfism Awareness Month 2019, I’m sharing some of the photographs from the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition which debuted in 2018. The exhibition shows… Read more

You're Just Little - view of my perspective of looking straight at a pan on kitchen hob

You’re Just Little – Cooking

Thursday 10 October 2019

To celebrate Dwarfism Awareness Month 2019, I’m sharing some of the photographs from the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition which debuted in 2018. The exhibition shows… Read more

You're Just Little - my perspective of the door-handle when walking into our conservatory

You’re Just Little – Door Handles

Wednesday 9 October 2019

To celebrate Dwarfism 2019, I’m sharing some of the photographs from the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition which debuted in 2018. The exhibition shows the challenges,… Read more

You're Just Little - commute on the Metro - picture of my perspective of two people's backs

You’re Just Little – Public Transport

Tuesday 8 October 2019

To celebrate Dwarfism Awareness Month 2019, I’m sharing some of the photographs from the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition which debuted in 2018. The exhibition shows… Read more

You're Just Little - clothes shopping, perspective of a rail of clothes that are above my head level

You’re Just Little – Clothes Shopping

Monday 7 October 2019

To celebrate Dwarfism Awareness Month 2019, I’m sharing some of the photographs from the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition which debuted in 2018. The exhibition shows… Read more

You're Just Little - Changing room lock coat hanging

You’re Just Little – Door Locks aka Door Hooks

Sunday 6 October 2019

To celebrate Dwarfism Awareness Month 2019, I’m sharing some of the photographs from the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition which debuted in 2018. The exhibition shows… Read more

You're Just Little - Toilet mirror in Marks and Spencer - perspective standing in front of wash basins and tiles straight ahead, the mirror is above my head and I cannot see my reflection

You’re Just Little – The Photograph That Started The Exhibition

Saturday 5 October 2019

To celebrate Dwarfism Awareness Month 2019, I’m sharing some of the photographs from the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition which debuted in 2018. The exhibition shows… Read more

You’re Just Little – One Year On Reflections

Friday 4 October 2019

A year ago to the date, 4th October 2018, the You’re Just Little exhibition launched at Spectrum Cultural Hub with nearly 30 people, including my… Read more

You're Just Little Exhibition Podcast - Episode 004 - Narrative - Interview with Dr Erin Pritchard

You’re Just Little – Episode 004 – Narrative

Friday 4 October 2019

In the fourth episode of the You’re Just Little exhibition podcast, Steph talks to the participant, Dr Erin Pritchard, who contributed a number of photographs… Read more

ChapelFM Arts Centre Leeds Studio Space

Introducing ChapelFM Arts Centre in Leeds

Wednesday 2 October 2019

  On 19th October 2019, the first of the fully-funded workshops for the Dwarfism will take place at ChapelFM Arts Centre in Leeds.  The What’s… Read more

Photo graphic: Radio with headphones next to a standing microphone

How I became interested in podcasting

Monday 23 September 2019

In October 2019, I’ll be hosting the first podcasting workshop for the Dwarf community.  You may be wondering why I chose this particular medium? So… Read more

You're Just Little - sample of participant photos from the Dwarf community

You’re Just Little – Participant Photographs

Wednesday 18 September 2019

This time last year I put a call out on social media asking people from the Dwarf community to participate in the You’re Just Little… Read more

What's Your Story - Podcasting Workshops specifically for Dwarf people

Announcement: Sunderland Creative Development Fellowship

Wednesday 18 September 2019

You know when you have those moments when you talk yourself in and out of applying for something that you know will make a difference… Read more

UNION19 - Arts and Activism - What Now?

UNION – North East – Arts and Activism in the North – What Now?

Thursday 12 September 2019

I’d been very much looking forward to this weekend and did some a major baking on the Friday to make cakes and treats for the… Read more

Little People UK 8th Convention at Nottingham Belfry Hotel

Little People UK 8th Annual Convention – Nottingham

Thursday 12 September 2019

This year’s annual Little People UK weekend took place at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel from Friday 23rd to 25th August.  It was a jam-packed weekend… Read more

What's Your Story - Podcasting Workshops specifically for Dwarf people

Podcasting Workshop – Leeds – October 2019

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Are you fed up of how our bodies are portrayed in arts, culture and media? Would you like the opportunity to tell your story, and… Read more

UNION19 Manchester Weekend: Working from Within

UNION – Manchester – Working from Within

Monday 5 August 2019

As we British love to say, time is flying and I couldn’t believe how quickly my next trip had come around. I was excited to… Read more

You're Just Little -The Exhibition Podcast - Episode 3 - Identity - Red box of crayons with the words A Little Box of Crayons

You’re Just Little – Episode 003 – Identity

Wednesday 5 June 2019

The You’re Just Little photographic exhibition reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. Episode Three talks about… Read more

You're Just Little - The Exhibition Podcast - Episode 002 - Independence. Photo by a dwarf person sitting in the driver's seat of an unadapted car.

You’re Just Little – Episode 002 – Independence

Wednesday 5 June 2019

The You’re Just Little photographic exhibition reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. Episode Two talks about… Read more

You're Just Little - The Exhibition Podcast - Episode 001 - Accessibility, talking about how the daily difficulties dwarf people face. Photo shows the top half of my forehead with my sunglasses perched on the top. I'm staring directly at tap and the basin is waist height.

You’re Just Little – Episode 001 – Accessibility

Wednesday 5 June 2019

The You’re Just Little photographic exhibition reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. Episode one talks about… Read more

The You're Just Little Exhibition Podcast - Episode 000 - Anger. Photo shows an sink area in the toilets, and the mirror above head level, excluding me from checking my appearance, because of my dwarfism.

You’re Just Little – Episode 000 – Anger

Tuesday 28 May 2019

The You’re Just Little photographic exhibition reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. This initial podcast talks… Read more

UNION - 2 - Creating connections: The Artivist as go between

UNION – Hull – Creating Connections: The Artivist as Go-Between

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Saturday The Northern School for Creativity and Activism held its second residential weekend in Hull at the beginning of April 2019. The weekend was kindly… Read more

Thought Foundation - Lets Discuss Disability exhibition - 2nd May - 14th June 2019

Let’s Discuss Disability exhibition at the Thought Foundation

Thursday 2 May 2019

Let’s Discuss Disability is a group exhibition of artists who explore their own disability through creative practice.  Thought Foundation selected these local and regional creatives… Read more

Mid-Month Rumination on Dwarfism

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Ruminating has been the name of the game for the beginning half of the week. I’ve been feeling out of sorts again and pondering why.… Read more

Hello, I’m Steph and I’m Scanner and Multipotentialite

Friday 8 March 2019

If you’ve not heard of the two terms ‘Scanner’, ‘Multipotentialite’ before they describe a person who pursues many interests and creative pursuits.  Or as the… Read more

UNION – The Northern School of Creativity and Activism – A Personal Perspective

Friday 8 March 2019

This post has been in the draft section for over a month, but I still wanted to publish it.  Over the years I’ve had loads… Read more

Dwarfism Documentary – Participant Request

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Documentary filmmaker, Mamaponya Motsai has contacted me to ask if I’ll share this request. Mamaponya is looking for people with dwarfism to share what is like living… Read more

Union -The Northern School of Creativity and Activism - reflective journal

UNION – The Northern School of Creativity and Activism – Leeds

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Over the weekend of 11-12th January 2019, 20 creatives, artists and activists from the North of England met at a converted chapel for the commencement… Read more

Happy New Year 2019

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Wishing you all the best for 2019 and beyond. Thanks for all the support in 2018 and here’s to a fantastic year ahead in this… Read more

Hello Little Lady – A Year in Review 2018

Sunday 30 December 2018

There’s a plethora of the best of 2018 coming through the Facebook feed and I thought it only right honour the blog and write about… Read more

You're Just Little - The Powerful impact of participants' photographs

You’re Just Little – The Powerful Impact of the Participants’ Photographs

Tuesday 6 November 2018

You’re Just Little is a photographic exhibition that revealed the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions people with Dwarfism face on a daily basis and ran… Read more

You’re Just Little – Exhibition Tour

Monday 29 October 2018

The video is a silent tour around the You’re Just Little exhibition at Spectrum Cultural Hub from October 2018. It starts by looking at the… Read more

Firecracker Films logo

Documentary Call-Out: Firecracker Films and Stacey Dooley

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Press Release TV production company Firecracker Films are producing a new documentary and I’d be really interested to speak with any dwarf households that are… Read more

Talking about the photographic exhibition You’re Just Little on SparkFm’s ArtyParti

You’re Just Little – Arty Parti

Monday 8 October 2018

What a great way to start Dwarfism Awareness Month! On Monday 1st October, I joined presenter, Jay Sykes, and Kathryn Barnett, Spectrum Cultral Hub’s Studio… Read more

Buzzcut, Double Thrills, '-ish' by Aby Watson. Photo by Julia Bauer

Disabled Artists – Applications for funding from UnLimited now open

Thursday 20 September 2018

  Unlimited funds artists to create exceptional artworks – and we really want to reach out as many people as possible who might be interested… Read more

Blurred photo of Hello Little Lady holding a camera in mirror with the blog title - Participate in the 'You're Just Little' photographic exhibition

Your Chance to Participate in the You’re Just Little exhibition

Sunday 16 September 2018

One of the aspects that is incredibly important to me as part of the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition is having a participatory element.  My world of… Read more

Little People UK 2018 - 7th Annual Convention - sign in foyer saying LPUK Welcomes You

Little People UK 7th Annual Convention

Sunday 9 September 2018

Over the summer tweets about the 7th annual convention for Little People UK (LPUK) started to come through my Twitter feed.   I was incredibly impressed… Read more

You're Just Little - a photographic exhibition that reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that people with Dwarfism face on a daily basis

You’re Just Little – A Photographic Exhibition

Wednesday 5 September 2018

I am absolutely delighted (and slightly terrified) to announce the launch of my latest project “You’re Just Little”. It’s a photographic exhibition taking place during… Read more

Love fashion? Check out the #mysilhouettematterstoo Day

Thursday 16 August 2018

Mary Russell, of Dwarfism Beautiful, is looking for participants for her fantastic new campaign #mysilhouettematterstoo. Mary says, “#mysilhouettematterstoo Day is just a group of women… Read more

Dwarfism and the Blue Badge Scheme

Dwarfism and the Blue Badge Scheme

Wednesday 8 August 2018

In the UK we have a scheme that provides those with mobility difficulties accessible and on-street parking. These parking bays are usually wider than average… Read more

39 Lessons Learnt by Hello Little Lady

39 Lessons Learnt

Thursday 26 July 2018

Sometimes, ok, a lot of the time I don’t feel qualified to impart life advice. That I haven’t experienced enough to write down words of… Read more

Hello Little Lady - Shortlisted in the Chronic Illness and Disability category by the Northern Blog Awards 2018

Hello Little Lady Shortlisted for Blog Award

Friday 20 July 2018

Erm, well, it was quite nice to find out a month or so ago that this lovely little blog of mine has been shortlisted in… Read more

Quesiotnnaire - dwarfism, Art Spaces and Representation

Can I Ask You A Few Questions? Dwarfism, Art Spaces and Representation

Thursday 19 July 2018

  Fellow people with dwarfism – I need your help! In October I’ll be showcasing the photographic exhibition, ‘You’re Just Little‘. The aim of the… Read more

Little Lady News – July 2018

Monday 16 July 2018

Hello, I keep meaning to blog more regularly, best intentions and all that. I have, however, been working on some rather exciting projects and received… Read more

13 must-follow people with Dwarfism in 2018

13 Must-Follow People With Dwarfism in 2018

Thursday 31 May 2018

  The Dwarf community is full of amazing, talented people.   I have connected with some amazing people since I’ve picked up the metaphorical pen again.… Read more

Blog Post: 5 self-care tips for people with dwarfism

5 Self-Care Tips For People With Dwarfism

Thursday 29 March 2018

This blog post has been about two months in the making. I’ve put it down, been a bit on the scared side to make it… Read more

The ‘joys’ of buying car insurance as a disabled driver

Thursday 8 February 2018

It’s been that ‘delightful’ time of year to renew my car insurance. My current insurer had sent me a renewal that put my quote up… Read more

Statement and Intentions for Hello Little Lady in 2018

Monday 4 December 2017

The motivation behind Hello Little Lady has always been to provide a platform and give a voice of the day-to-day experiences of living with dwarfism.… Read more

Reflecting on times gone past

Monday 30 October 2017

It’s been a bit of an emotional day. I’ve had my first appointment at the hospital I used to visit as a child and teenager… Read more

PIP Reflections and the Snap General Election

Sunday 28 May 2017

It’s been nearly 4 months since I received my new reward in the transition from DLA to PIP. It has given me much time to… Read more

TV Request

Thursday 23 February 2017

TV Request from Optomen Television Production company below.   Employable Me is back and looking for people with disabilities or conditions who would like help… Read more

DLA to PIP – a Dwarf’s perspective

Thursday 16 February 2017

About a month ago I received the decision from the DWP regarding my PIP award. I had received an indefinite award for the higher rate… Read more

It’s Dwarfism Awareness Month 2016

Friday 7 October 2016

How apt that I’ve decided to resurrect this blog through dwarfism awareness month. Did you know there are over 200 forms of dwarfism in the… Read more

Wow, has it really been over a year?

Tuesday 29 December 2015

…since I’ve written a blog post here! 2015 has not been a dwarf year for me, or maybe it has and I’ve not had the… Read more

The Annoying Thing About Being A Dwarf #455

Monday 20 October 2014

Ok, there are many things that are annoying about being a dwarf. The stares and comments and downright rudeness. That item you need in the… Read more

What Is Dwarfism To Me?

Thursday 16 October 2014

It’s dwarfism awareness month this October. I love the idea of helping your average person known a bit about what it is like living life… Read more

The Flip Side Of Other People – The Too Helpful

Wednesday 15 October 2014

All it feels like some days is that I get stared at, seeing people nudged each other and point not so subtlety at me as… Read more

Baby Born With Double Dwarfism In The UK

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Baby, Nathan Phillips, was born with two types of dwarfism inherited from both parents.  I remember reading about Nathan in the paper and thinking what’s… Read more

Video: A Day In The Life Of Jon Novick

Monday 13 October 2014

I *heart* this video. Very eloquent. Read more

Socially Awkward Dwarf Moment #995

Wednesday 8 October 2014

He! There are times when being little does give you a good giggle. Me, the hubby, the in-laws along with LO were dining out at… Read more

Review: ITV Tonight Programme: Against The Odds

Tuesday 7 October 2014

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… Read more

Dwarfism Awareness Month – Positive Posters

Sunday 5 October 2014

Hello there dear readers, how’s your Dwarfism Awareness month going so far? I found these posters created by Samantha of Samantha Designs to help celebrate… Read more

Dwarfism Awareness Month October 2014

Saturday 4 October 2014

Photo from LPA website – http://www.lpaonline.org/dwarfism-awareness-ambassador-program October is Dwarfism Awareness Month this October. Started in 2009 by the Little People of America (LPA) to help… Read more

Little Lady Update

Friday 3 October 2014

Hello there readers, I hope you’re still popping by once in a while to see if this here blog is still ticking away. I must… Read more

I’ll Go And Get Midget Legs

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Walking in the park with my dear child I passed a couple of women. They clocked me out of the corner of their eyes, smirked… Read more

Exhausted With Toddler

Friday 13 June 2014

Oh man, just when I think I’m in a roll again, it feels like life conspires to make you realise you’re not. The Beau has… Read more

One Of Us Will Die – A Stand Up Rom-Com

Wednesday 21 May 2014

The fabulous Kiruna Stamell and her husband have been on tour with their stand-up rom-com ‘One of Us Will Die’.  You can find out more… Read more

That Must Come In Handy – Wink Wink

Tuesday 20 May 2014

… I froze. Me: “Sorry, what did you say…” very cooliy, with one eyebrow raised in the “you really didn’t just say what I think… Read more

Little People UK Aim To Educate People About The ‘M’ Word

Monday 19 May 2014

Next October will once again be Dwarfism Awareness Month. I kind of missed it last year, but thought it was an amazing idea to help… Read more

A Spurt Of Comments

Sunday 18 May 2014

Really, fellow people of restricted growth, what’s it like?  You can go say a few days, maybe a week or (if you’re lucky) a month… Read more

Sad News – RIP The Wonderful Bev Burkitt

Saturday 17 May 2014

I’m late in acknowledging this – but late last year I heard the horrible and shocked by the news that the wonderful Bev Burkitt had… Read more

Where Has The Last 18 Months Gone?

Friday 16 May 2014

…in a daze of nappies, weaning and all things baby and toddler.  This last year and half has passed in such a blur.  I’d like… Read more

Self-imposed Hiatus

Sunday 29 December 2013

Well, it’s been a truly tough old year.  Hello Little Lady will be making a comeback in 2014 with more rants about the perceived injustices… Read more

This Made Me Laugh

Monday 11 February 2013

Check out Kiruna Stamell and Gareth Berliner’s Dave’s Leicester #ComedyShorts video » Given me a bit of a giggle this Monday morning 🙂 Read more

Congratulations Ellie Simmonds

Friday 8 February 2013

…on your fantastic multiple medal wins in the London 2012 Paralympics! Fantastic 🙂 I was cheering this wonderful, inspiring lady on whilst up to my… Read more

Will I Have To Give Up Work?

Thursday 7 February 2013

…no not because I’ve had a baby, but because I might lose my DLA, thus my Motability car and access to getting to work. The… Read more

Congratulations Kiruna

Wednesday 6 February 2013

…who got married last year to her hubby, Gareth Berliner!  Bit late, but all the best guys! See Kiruna’s official website » Read more

War on Welfare and other petitions

Tuesday 5 February 2013

I haven’t had my head completely in the sand this last few months and I’ve been increasingly despairing at the looming changes to Disability Living… Read more

I Had A Baby

Monday 4 February 2013

The main reason that I haven’t blogged in such a long time is due to the fact I had a baby, oh and me and… Read more

Happy New Year!

Sunday 3 February 2013

….er hello, do you remember me?  I used blog around here! I can’t believe it was May 2012 that I last published a post.  It’s… Read more

Small Teen Turns Eighteen – Review

Monday 7 May 2012

[ Before people start commenting – please be aware that I am neither Jasmine or Bev Burkitt.  Their official website can be found over here… Read more

BBC Three – Small Teen Turns Eighteen

Thursday 3 May 2012

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,… Read more

Now You’re Pregnant You Won’t Need To Get Your Trousers Shortened – Right?

Wednesday 18 April 2012

‘…er no’ was my reply to a colleague.  I have a metaphorical head smacks the desk moment. Moving the conversation on (with raised eyebrows)…. Read more

Florida Dwarf Tossing Legislation – Update

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Looks like common-sense has prevailed and the legislation has been revoked.  Yippie-do!  One for the greater good.  Here’s the Little People of America’s statement on… Read more

Goodness – How Did This Conversation Make It Onto TV?

Wednesday 14 March 2012

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… Read more

The Guardian – Let’s Talk About Disability Series

Monday 12 March 2012

Talking About Disability The wonderful and frank ‘Talking about disability’ series on The Guardian website.  Disability campaigner Nicola Clark chats with Warwick Davis, Baroness Tanni… Read more

If You Read One Blog This Month – Check Out Kiruna Stamell’s

Friday 10 February 2012

For all fans of Kiruna Stamell, check out her self-entitled blog/official website.  I first saw Kiruna in Graeae Theatre Company’s production of ‘Whiter Than Snow‘… Read more

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

Wednesday 8 February 2012

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… Read more

Little Lady Update

Monday 6 February 2012

For those regular readers who’ve been wondering if I’ve dropped off the edge of the world, fear not, there’s been some rather exciting news in… Read more

Happy Holidays!

Sunday 25 December 2011

I would like to wish all my readers and supporters over the last year or so of Hello Little Lady blog a very Happy Festive… Read more

Life’s Too Short – More Reviews Soon

Thursday 8 December 2011

Sorry ladies and gents, it’s been a hectic couple of weeks in Little Lady Towers with one thing and another, so I’ll be catching up… Read more

Car Engines Don’t Need To Be Small For Small People, Right?

Monday 5 December 2011

LL: “Pardon me? (Eh! in my brain – did I just hear that right?)” “Well, your car only needs adaptations to help you drive the… Read more

Life’s Too Short – Episode 4 Reminder

Wednesday 30 November 2011

Ladies and Gents don’t forget to watch the next episode of Life’s Too Short tomorrow night on BBC 2 at 9.30pm.  Here’s the link in… Read more

Please Blow Away You Gales

Wednesday 30 November 2011

So the upper part of the great British Isles have been battered by rain and gales over the last few days and don’t I know… Read more

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

Thursday 24 November 2011

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,… Read more

TV Review: Life’s Too Short – Episode 3

Thursday 24 November 2011

Oh-oh I thought when we opened with a scene with dwarf-tossing, but alas the most excruciating and embarrassing moments where left for the main character… Read more

TV Review: Short Work on BBC

Thursday 24 November 2011

This documentary presents the difficulties that people with dwarfism have in the media and entertainment industry.   Many of you who have read this blog, know… Read more

TV Review: Life’s Too Short – Episode 2

Thursday 24 November 2011

…oops!  Have fallen behind on the reviewing of this series, but more of why later.    I caught up with the second episode of ‘Life’s Too… Read more

Warwick Blogs About Life’s Too Short

Wednesday 16 November 2011

While most of us in the dwarf community probably have an opinion on Life’s Too Short – it’s refreshing to hear Warwick Davis’ and his… Read more

BBC Magazine Article – The Dwarf Actor Dilemma

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Damon Rose has written this excellent article about dwarfism and acting and thoroughly recommend that you read it.  I have often thought and felt down… Read more

TV Review: Life’s Too Short – Episode 1

Monday 14 November 2011

So, the nation was finally exposed to the first episode of Gervais’ – Life’s Too Short on BBC2.   One of the things that appears to… Read more

I Need The Paediatric Version Of That

Tuesday 8 November 2011

I love the NHS, to the bottom of my heart and am incredibly worried by the current legislation and what seems the march of privatisation… Read more

Florida Representative Wants To Repeal Dwarf Tossing Legislation – WTF?

Monday 7 November 2011

I’ve held off talking about this subject for quite sometime, mainly because it’s to do with those good folks on the other side of the… Read more

The Making of… Life’s Too Short Review

Saturday 5 November 2011

I really, really wanted to hate this programme and there were a few toe-curling moments. But not because it was a gag about a dwarf… Read more

Ricky Gervais: ‘Bring on the haters’ on The Guardian website

Saturday 5 November 2011

In an interview on The Guardian website, the comedian Ricky Gervais wonders why people are worried that his new comedy ‘Life’s Too Short’ will be… Read more

Life’s Too Short – The Making Of

Thursday 3 November 2011

Warwick Davis’ new comedy series with Ricky Gervais is due to start soon – I’ve caught the trailer on BBC 1 on a number of… Read more

Challenging Your Disability Living Allowance Decision

Wednesday 2 November 2011

I’ve received a few emails in recent weeks regarding people with restricted growth having their awards removed and if I had any tips for making… Read more

3 Tips For Buying Petrol As A Person With Restricted Growth

Monday 10 October 2011

I’ve blogged about this before, but I am always apprehensive when I go to the petrol station to fill up the car.   On more than… Read more

Performer Refers To Her Child As Midget

Monday 10 October 2011

I’m a bit late on picking this one up and I don’t want to get into the racism row regarding Kelis at the airport.  … Read more

I’m Flirting With Google Ads…

Saturday 8 October 2011

Hello lovely readers, you might notice a change or two around here. I’ve installed a Google Ads banner in some of the more popular posts… Read more

Programme Review: Channel 4 – Seven Dwarves – 20th September 11

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Tonight it was Craig’s turn to have the camera turned on his story in tonight’s episode of Channel 4’s Seven Dwarves (#sevendwarves).  An equally humorous… Read more

Programme Review: Channel 4 – Seven Dwarves – 13th September 11

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Ok, so I haven’t been a great fan of the title of Channel 4’s Seven Dwarves, however tonight’s episode has been exceptionally good.  This week… Read more

Up, Up and Away…

Monday 12 September 2011

…and quite nearly literally.  Hello lovelies, I’m back from my holidays and flew back into Blighty on the tail end of hurricane Katia. Scary.  Anyone… Read more

Little Lady Is Going On Holiday

Wednesday 31 August 2011

Why hello there dear readers, it’s been a mad year so far with various things that I have been going on in my life (all… Read more

Channel 4’s Seven Dwarves

Wednesday 31 August 2011

I’m afraid the majority of this series has passed me by as I’ve had other things to deal with over the last few weeks, but… Read more

NOTICE: Small Teen, Bigger World

Thursday 4 August 2011

I’ve loved watching Small Teen, Bigger World as much as the people who have been commenting on this blog, but I’m sorry to disappoint but… Read more

Programme Review: Small Teen, Bigger World

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Over the last month, I’ve laughed, cried and at times felt uncomfortable as Jasmine and her Mum, Bev have allowed us a glimpse into their… Read more

I’m Not Jasmine Or Bev Burkitt!

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Wow!  Lots of comments and emails over the last 24 hours with the end of the airing of Small Teen, Bigger World on BBC 3… Read more

Small Teen, Bigger World – Some Clarification – Please Read

Friday 29 July 2011

There has been some wonderful comments on Hello Little Lady regarding the lovely Jasmine and Bev Burkitt because of their show, Small Teen, Bigger World… Read more

Small Teen Bigger World – Official Website

Thursday 21 July 2011

Small Teen Bigger World now has an official website where you can leave your own comments about the show for Jazz and her Mum, Bev.… Read more

BBC Ouch! Podcast with Jasmine and Bev Burkitt

Saturday 16 July 2011

Ladies and Gents the wonderful Jasmine and Bev Burkitt can be heard interviewed by Mat Fraser and Liz Carr on the Ouch Podcast, the disability… Read more

Small Teen, Bigger World Interview on This Morning

Wednesday 13 July 2011

Jasmine and her mum, Bev Burkitt joined Phillip Schofield on the This Morning Show on Monday for a chat about their new documentary ‘Small Teen,… Read more

BBC Three – Small Teen Bigger World

Friday 8 July 2011

Jasmine Burkitt’s latest documentaries, Small Teen, Bigger World, starts on BBC Three on Monday 11th July from 9.00pm.  The four-part series follows Jazz as she… Read more

Small Teen, Bigger World on Woman’s Hour

Friday 8 July 2011

Jasmine and her mum Bev joined Jenni Murray on this morning’s edition of Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.   They talk about the up and… Read more

Dwarves Mocked on Graham Norton Show

Wednesday 29 June 2011

< rant > So there I was the other Friday night, merrily laughing along to the general banter on the Graham Norton Show when, within… Read more

The Dwarves Are Coming

Tuesday 28 June 2011

I subscribe to the wonderful BBC Ouch programme through my Facebook account to keep up to date about when the latest disability news when an… Read more

How Do I Stop My Son Marrying A Midget?

Tuesday 14 June 2011

< rant > Excuse me?!? I’ve been analysing the keywords readers are using to find HelloLittleLady.com.   I was aghast at seeing the phrase above. How… Read more

What Doesn’t Break You Makes You

Monday 13 June 2011

Goodness it’s been a while again.  What can I say it, it’s been a very eventful 6 months so far and I wish I could… Read more

NHS Choices – Restricted Growth Video

Monday 25 April 2011

Was taking a look over at the Restricted Growth Association website and found this informative video about restricted growth by NHS Choices. Dr Will Christian… Read more

Early Day Motion 1719 – Public Attitudes Towards People Of Short Stature

Sunday 24 April 2011

It’s come to my attention that an Early Day Motion has been drawn up to challenge the unfair attitudes and prejudices that we, people with… Read more

Life Got In The Way – Part Deux

Thursday 21 April 2011

Oh well, best intentions and all that but again I’ve left HLL looking like a digital graveyard.  It’s unintentional believe you me, it’s been a… Read more

Life Got In The Way

Monday 7 March 2011

Blimey, just looked at my blog here and realised it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  Bad Little Lady ha ha.  In all seriousness, life… Read more

Stop Staring

Monday 31 January 2011

I was out for dinner with my family and as I walking back to the table with my food I overheard a girl telling her… Read more

Warwick Davis – Size Matters Not Book Review

Wednesday 26 January 2011

I’ve mentioned Warwick Davis a number of times on this blog with his interview on Able Radio and his interview in Disability Now and have… Read more

The One Thing You Learn To Do As A Person With Restricted Growth

Monday 24 January 2011

Ask. Read more

Do You Identify As Disabled?

Tuesday 4 January 2011

I was having ‘that’ conversation at work the other day.  You know the one where a person who is curious or has a particular view… Read more

DLA To Be Changed

Thursday 30 December 2010

I’ve stayed clear of this for some time now as it’s a subject that makes me severely depressed.  The universal benefit Disability Living Allowance is… Read more

Holiday Greetings

Tuesday 28 December 2010

Hope you are all having a wonderful time over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Here’s to hoping you having a happy and prosperous new… Read more

You’re Small – Get Over It!

Monday 13 December 2010

Hmmm!  This one always manages to hit a raw nerve and lets just say that it had the desired effect by the person saying it… Read more

Katie Price and the Bully Boy Frankie Boyle

Saturday 11 December 2010

The ‘comedian’ Frankie Boyle’s been at it again, and I say comedian in the loosest sense of the term, because really, this guy seriously isn’t… Read more

Pain Day, Make That Pain Week

Friday 10 December 2010

Pfft!  I’ve been a right grouch-bag over the last week. Why? I’m in pain. I get aches and pains on a daily basis which oddly… Read more

Dwarf Culture?

Friday 10 December 2010

Since watching BBC Question Time that inspired a previous post it got me wondering about the visibility of dwarfism/restricted growth in society. From my own… Read more

What A Long Way We Restricted Growth People Have To Go

Friday 26 November 2010

< rant > Oh dear, I’ve just watched BBC Question Time and was very saddened by the panels reaction to whereby some of our most… Read more

Small Teen Big World Documentary Wins Award

Thursday 25 November 2010

Congratulations to Bev and Jasmine Burkitt and the production team for winning the Royal Television Society North West Awards 2010 – Best Single Documentary, for… Read more

Donate £5 To The RGA

Tuesday 2 November 2010

After listening to the RGA’s chair interview on Able Radio, I would like to ask you guy’s if you would be so generous as to… Read more

The Woe Of Automatic Doors

Monday 1 November 2010

So there I am, stood in front of the library doors, waving my arms around like a prat in the wind and the rain, trying… Read more

Restricted Growth On Able Radio

Friday 29 October 2010

Able Radio is an internet radio station for people with disabilities or a restricting medical condition.  I’ve yet to listen to a live show, however… Read more

Half-Term Shopping Hell

Thursday 28 October 2010

I made the mistake of going shopping during half-term this week, though I agree this would send the calmest of person into a rage, for… Read more

Short Watch: Warwick Davis On Able Radio

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Having listened to Warwick’s interview on Able Radio, it’s amazing to listen to what his life story has entailed and how fortunate he has been… Read more

Short Watch: Harry Hill TV Burps

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Anyone see the actor Kevin O’Leary on Harry Hill TV Burps on Saturday 23rd October 2010 episode? Most of Harry Hill’s sketches are tongue-in-cheek, but… Read more

What’s One Of Those?

Monday 25 October 2010

This was the answer to my question when asking the local council sports department if they had a hydrotherapy pool. * Groan * …here we… Read more

From MSN: Cheryl Cole Treats Birthday Boy Simon To A Singing Dwarf

Friday 8 October 2010

Having been roaming around the web this evening I found the link below. http://celebrity.uk.msn.com/news/gossip/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=154888199 Is this true?? * Head slumps onto laptop keyboard in exasperation… Read more

Petite Size Clothing

Saturday 2 October 2010

Continuing on with the clothing theme from yesterday – I found this handy directory called Petite-Size-Clothing.co.uk.  Split into handy sections like tops, trousers, skirts and… Read more

Petite Fashion Autumn 2010

Friday 1 October 2010

I indulged in some retail therapy today and was pleasantly surprised rather than the usual depressed state it leaves me.  Being an odd body shape… Read more

It’s Like Being Famous, But Without The Money

Thursday 9 September 2010

How very true.  This was the phrase used by Bev Burkitt when describing what it is like being a person of restricted growth and the… Read more

Heads-Up: Small Teen, Big World

Monday 6 September 2010

…is going primetime!! The documentary that was initially broadcast on BBC Three and features the life of Jasmine Burkitt and her mum, Bev is being… Read more

They’re Filming Midgets

Saturday 28 August 2010

Watching IN BRUGES on Channel 4, we’re 18 minutes in and Colin Farrell’s character has said the word ‘midget’ multiple times now.  The dialogue itself… Read more

Going On Me Holidays Again

Monday 16 August 2010

…I’ll be returning in the fall. Keep safe. Read more

You Have To Be 110% Better Than Every One Else

Wednesday 11 August 2010

This was what was said to me awhile back when I was seeking advice on going for a job.  The person was impressed with my… Read more

Someone Tried To Video Me On Their Phone

Monday 9 August 2010

I was walking down the street with a friend who also has restricted growth, we were quite happily talking away when my friend went quiet. … Read more


Friday 6 August 2010

for the temperamental state of this blog of late…. I’m assured the problem has been resolved. Read more

You Look Like Pygmy

Friday 6 August 2010

…can I stand next to you to see the difference? Well it’s been the week of attracting attention.   This comment was made by a member… Read more

Hello Short Arse

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Was walking into a well known card shop in town, 3 boys, probably about 11 or 12 were walking towards me in my path.  Their… Read more

Label Me, Label You

Monday 2 August 2010

Label for me, Label for you.…we all get them given, we all give them.  I imagine even the nicest person in the world without prejudices… Read more

End Of Week Blues

Friday 30 July 2010

It’s Friday and I feel seriously depleted in the energy stakes. It’s like this every week and what is is caused by?  Working, in my… Read more

So You're The One Marrying A Midget

Monday 26 July 2010

It’s probably been just over a year since my beau had this rather horrible comment said to him while he was at work. To the… Read more

One To Watch – BBC Three Small Teen, Big World

Friday 23 July 2010

For those of you with Freeview, tune your TV’s to BBC 3 on Tuesday 27th July at 9.00pm ladies and gents!  BBC Three’s Adult Season… Read more

The Restricted Growth Association

Wednesday 21 July 2010

There comes a point in most restricted growth person’s life or for parents with kids with a form of dwarfism when you need to reach… Read more

Having a busy summer so far

Tuesday 20 July 2010

…but not happy that the weather has gone a little cooler.  The heat helps makes my joints feel less stiff – ho hum.   Fear not,… Read more

3 Tips For Holidaying With Restricted Growth

Wednesday 14 July 2010

Aloha!  Guess who’s just back from their holidays?!? Moi!  Had a fabulous time, ate lots of nice food and saw lots of interesting places.  As… Read more

Little Lady Is Taking The Week Off

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Off to enjoy the summertime.  See you next week. Read more

The Conundrum That Is Family Guy…

Monday 5 July 2010

…the animated US series that is shown (usually) very late on an evening on BBC 3 is like Marmite.  You either love it or hate… Read more

Update On New Medical Tests For DLA Recipients

Friday 2 July 2010

Here’s an update from the Disability Alliance Website regarding the proposed medical assessments in the ConDem Emergency Budget 2010 for people receiving Disability Allowance: Disability… Read more

Disability Now – Warwick Davis Article

Thursday 1 July 2010

Check out the interview with the short actor Warwick Davis as he talks about his career and up and coming series called ‘Life’s To Short’ … Read more

DLA To Be Cut From 2013

Wednesday 30 June 2010

I’m saddened to hear the announcement in the ConDems emergency budget that the DLA forms are to be replaced with a medical assessment and there… Read more

TV Programme Review: Are You Having A Laugh

Tuesday 29 June 2010

A friend of mine told me that this programme that takes a look at how disability is portrayed on TV in the last 50 years.  … Read more

The Guardian Article – Little Britain: what is life like as a small person?

Monday 28 June 2010

The Guardian Article – Last week The Guardian published an article by Leo Benedictus featuring 3 people with restricted growth and their life experiences. Hats… Read more

Hello Little Lady is taking a holiday

Saturday 26 June 2010

Sorry for any inconvenience, we’ll be back on Monday. In the meantime if you need to get in touch please email  contact    @  hellolittlelady … Read more