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Does Strictly struggle with disabled contestants?

As a disabled person, you have to wonder if BBC Strictly Come Dancing, despite its best efforts, is an inherently ableist show. Strictly has been on our TV screens for two decades and, thankfully, we are increasingly seeing a more diverse set of contestants. Yet having watched the show each season for the past 6 …

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Blog Post - Photo of Hello, Little Lady's forehead in a mirror that is too high with the text Where is Hello, Little Lady?

Where is Hello, Little Lady?

Sadly,  there hasn’t been much content or discussion on Hello, Little Lady over the past 18 to 24 months.  Reactionary to particular events – personal, professional and family has meant that other parts of my life have had to take priority. There have been many moments over the past 18 months where I have felt …

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Photo showing drawn hands raised with the text How to be a better ally for the Dwarfism community

How to be a better ally for the Dwarfism community

Well, what a week for the #Dwarfism community (week 10th January). From Paralympian, Will Perry, raising awareness about the abuse we face as a community, to Dr Erin Pritchard’s successful campaigning to asking Marks and Spencers to rename their Midget Gem sweets to Mini Gems. Public reactions have been telling Personally, I was incredibly angry …

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nd the Politics of Visibility

Disability and the Politics of Visibility – Durham Book Festival

When Little Cog approached me about this commission, I jumped at the chance. Not only because of the opportunity to be part of such a prestigious event but also the privilege it felt to be included alongside the other amazing disability artists in the line-up. Representation Matters I remember being blown away by Lisette Auton’s, …

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Beyond Disability Accessibility - What are you going to have once we are in the room?

Beyond Disability Accessibility – What’s the conversation once we are in the room?

My writing has taken a back seat over the last 6months or so.  Firstly, due to major challenges in my family and personal life, but also professionally.  It’s taken me quite a while to be able to articulate why. One of the frustrations experienced was questioning my role in the sector.  Did I want to …

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Wayfinders - Project Podcast. The project was commissioned by UNION - The Northern School for Creativity and Activism

WayFinders – Project Podcast

 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 …

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A Little Pondering – Towards a Takeover

Towards a Takeover is a mini-commission by Disconsortia – a consortium of disabled artists in the North East of England. A Little Pondering by Hello Little Lady Hello Little Lady is an artist and creative practitioner using visual, written, audio and participatory practices to explore the Dwarfism community’s lived experiences. Her debut exhibition ‘You’re Just Little’ …

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A Little Tension by Hello Little Lady ©2020

A Little Tension – Disconsortia

Content awareness – contains discriminatory phrases used against disabled people and people with dwarfism, examples of a system stacked against disabled people with reference to PIP claims. A commission for Disconsortia’s – At The Table online exhibition in response to the pandemic and the obstacles disabled people face within the arts and society. About the work …

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Pass me your shoes - Angela Muir Van Etten

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

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, Pass Me Your Shoes: A Couple with Dwarfism Navigate Life’s Detours with Love and Faith. Angela, who has been one of the leading figures at the forefront of advocacy and …

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Wayfinders workshop programme - leaflet

Become A Wayfinder!

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 some of the reactions of the non-disabled to our bodies. WayFinders aims to turn the tables and provide us with the opportunity to laugh at the somewhat surreal moments living …

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