About the Project
WayFinders was a project working with women from the Dwarfism community to talk about the more humorous aspects of their lived experiences of living with this disability.
The project was called WayFinders because the participants, by joining in the workshops, were showing the community that it is possible to be in control of how our stories are told.
What actually happened, was a much richer conversation around the daily prejudice and ignorance that our community faces, sharing our wisdom and humour in the encounters that we find ourselves brought into.
The workshops took place online from October to December 2020, saw a number of women with various forms of Dwarfism learn how to make this podcast.
I would like to give a huge thank you to the following people – Adrian Sinclair, Linda Strudwick and Chris Taylor from UNION for the commission. Also, to Sara Domville for her coaching and support throughout the project.
Thank you too, to our guest speakers, Dr Erin Pritchard, Dr Sharon Lockyer and Simon Minty for providing their support, knowledge and expertise around humour, dwarfism and the ethics of humour.
A massive thank you to the participants – Rebecca Nuttel, Kim Taylor, Kasinda McField, Belinda Thompson, Nichola Dean and Donna Francis – thank you for trusting me to provide this space and sharing your insights and wisdom.
This project was funded by UNION – The Northern School of Creativity and Activism.
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