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

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

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 COVID-19, yet is seemed a continent or two away. Within the next two weeks, the country would go into lockdown. Before we retreated to our homes, I had the privilege …

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Creative Art Workshops for the Dwarfism Community

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 of the Develop Your Creative Practice Fellowship. To build on the success of the workshop, I am looking to gain a greater understanding of the types of creative art workshops …

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AFTER LIFE GERVAIS AND CO STILL MAKING JOKES AT DWARF PEOPLES EXPENSE

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

Adult themes are discussed in this post if you are under 18 – please go back to the home page. The first series of After Life was, I begrudgingly conceded at the time, was very good.  I was constantly on guard waiting for some sort of Dwarf joke, but Gervias and his team appeared to …

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Social Distancing, Shopping and Dwarfism

Social Distancing, Shopping and Dwarfism

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 a Dwarf person is a challenge. Mix social distancing measures, shopping and Dwarfism together and you have a nightmare. Why? In ordinary times shopping is one of the many challenges …

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

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

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 to the new normal of lockdown, social distancing and social isolation.  It is particularly worrying for our community in terms of accessing online shopping and NICE’s guidelines which have been …

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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

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 went viral, I don’t think anyone could have anticipated the number of reactions the video created. There was the reaction that he and his mum had staged it. Then there …

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Listening to this week - graphic

Listening to this week 17/02/2020

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, Roker beach, Pizza Hut and trying out the local community swimming pool – thankfully not all in the same day! The week has also been a bit of challenging in …

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