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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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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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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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Montage of final UNION19 creative activism weekend at Wortley Hall

UNION – Wortley Hall – Finishing With A Flourish

Last year,  at the beginning of 2019, a group of emerging artists and creative activists gathered at ChapelFM – Arts Centre for East Leeds. The first cohort arrived for the beginning of a new, year-long, course called UNION – The Northern School of Creativity and Activism.  The same weekend,  52 weeks later saw 15 of …

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Dwarfism: What Next? Podcasting workshop cancelled

CANCELLED! Dwarfism: What Next? Podcasting Workshop – Sunderland

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 are after this dreadful virus, we can look at arranging another date and time. Thanks to everyone who has supported the promotion, organising and funding of this opportunity. I really …

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Hello Little Lady - 2019 Review

Hello Little Lady – A Year in Review 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 experiences.  Thankfully there has been more happy experiences than sad. Working by and for myself is a lonely, isolating slog at times.  It feels like you’re not achieving much or …

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