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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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What's Your Story - podcasting workshop at ChapelFM Arts Centre in Leeds

What’s Your Story – The Podcast

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 Month 2019, was a chance for me to develop as a participatory practitioner, and for fellow members of the Dwarf community to gain the skills and confidence to talk about …

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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

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 the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOGRAPH Ah, the humble public toilet. That everyday task us humans undertake …

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You're Just Little - shopping - my perspective of a checkout in a supermarket, which is extremely high

You’re Just Little – Food Shopping

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 the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOGRAPH My hubby had been trying to tempt me to the newest …

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