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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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Pass me your shoes - Angela Muir Van Etten

Pass Me Your Shoes: An Interview with Angela Muir Van Etten

Thursday 22 October 2020

Hello, Little Lady was delighted when Angela Muir Van Etten, author of ‘Dwarfs Don’t Live in Doll Houses’ approached to read and review her latest memoir,… Read more

Wayfinders workshop programme - leaflet

Become A Wayfinder!

Tuesday 20 October 2020

While there are A LOT of horrible social aspects to living with Dwarfism, there is no doubt we’ve all had a giggle or two at… Read more

Stop Dwarfism Hate - Dwarfism Awareness Month 2020

Stop Dwarfism Hate

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Post contents Abusive behaviour has not changed in 15 years – it’s worse! » The first time a non-disabled person tried to photograph me without… Read more

Dwarfism Awareness Month 2020 - Hello, Little Lady

Dwarfism Awareness Month 2020

Thursday 1 October 2020

Hello! Erm, how did it get to be October already? Did a pandemic happen or something?! Ha! Anyway, bad jokes aside, we are now into… Read more

Arts and Immersive Technologies - Will it erase the Dwarf Perspective?

Arts and Immersive Technologies – Will It Erase The Dwarf Perspective?

Thursday 23 July 2020

Artists and Immersive Technologies March 2020 seems such a long time ago, yet some days, a blink of an eye ago. There was talk of… Read more

Creative Art Workshops for the Dwarfism Community

Wednesday 3 June 2020

In October 2019, the first podcasting workshop specifically for the Dwarfism community took place in Leeds. The workshop was funded by Sunderland Culture as part… Read more

Blog Post: Photo of a young woman with a hat on with left palm of hand upwards and phone in her right hand with an surprised happy face. Includes blog post title - The Unexpected Benefits of Social Distancing As A Dwarf Person

The Unexpected Benefits of Social Distancing as a Dwarf Person

Monday 1 June 2020

We are now into the third month of the lockdown and I have found a few unexpected benefits of social distancing as a Dwarf person.… Read more


After Life – Gervais and Co. still making jokes at Dwarf Peoples’ expense

Monday 11 May 2020

Adult themes are discussed in this post if you are under 18 – please go back to the home page. The first series of After… Read more

Social Distancing, Shopping and Dwarfism

Social Distancing, Shopping and Dwarfism

Thursday 16 April 2020

When the lockdown measures were announced because of COVID-19, one of my instant worries as a Dwarf person was with food shopping. Ordinarily, shopping as… Read more

Seeking Support During The COVID-19 Pandemic As A Dwarf Person

Seeking Support During The COVID-19 Pandemic As A Dwarf Person

Monday 6 April 2020

Seeking support during the COV-19 pandemic as a Dwarf person is essential.   The last few weeks have been a baptism of fire as society adjusts… Read more

The week the world changed

The week the world changed…

Friday 27 March 2020

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s been the week that the world changed… The C-word is most definitely on our shores and for… Read more

Why I am saddened by the Dwarf Community's reaction to the Quaden Bayle video

Why I am saddened with the Dwarf community’s reaction to the Quaden Bayles video

Tuesday 25 February 2020

When the video of Quaden Bayles, showing him in distress and wanting to kill himself because of the bullying he has been experiencing at school… Read more

Listening to this week - graphic

Listening to this week 17/02/2020

Wednesday 19 February 2020

It’s half-term for us and it feels like we’ve packed a load of fun things in already. We’ve been to Tynemouth Aquarium, St Mary’s Lighthouse,… Read more

Listening to this week - graphic

Listening to this week 10/02/20

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Winter blues are rather stifling and it’s far too easy to stay in your own head as we do indoors.  While I love the crispness… Read more

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: What Next? Podcasting workshop cancelled

CANCELLED! Dwarfism: What Next? Podcasting Workshop – Sunderland

Tuesday 14 January 2020

It is with sadness, given the current circumstances, that I have decided to cancel the online workshop. Once, as a society, we know where we… 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