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Your Chance to Participate in the You’re Just Little exhibition

One of the aspects that is incredibly important to me as part of the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition is having a participatory element.  My world of dwarfism is not unique to just me, there are many of us out there seeing and interacting with the world and I’d love to share that. Let’s show the world …

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You're Just Little - a photographic exhibition that reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that people with Dwarfism face on a daily basis

You’re Just Little – A Photographic Exhibition

I am absolutely delighted (and slightly terrified) to announce the launch of my latest project “You’re Just Little”. It’s a photographic exhibition taking place during Dwarfism Awareness Month at Spectrum Cultural Hub, in County Durham. The exhibition seeks to reveal the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that people with Dwarfism face on a daily basis. …

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The ‘joys’ of buying car insurance as a disabled driver

It’s been that ‘delightful’ time of year to renew my car insurance. My current insurer had sent me a renewal that put my quote up over a £100 than what I paid last year. I felt a bit hopeful that access to different insurance brokers may have widened since before I went back on the …

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DLA to PIP – a Dwarf’s perspective

About a month ago I received the decision from the DWP regarding my PIP award. I had received an indefinite award for the higher rate mobility over 10 years ago, but due to the changes in this particular benefit and the Government’s insistence that everyone, regardless of how long someone was awarded DLA, must be reassessed. …

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Baby Born With Double Dwarfism In The UK

Baby, Nathan Phillips, was born with two types of dwarfism inherited from both parents.  I remember reading about Nathan in the paper and thinking what’s this double dwarfism about and being pretty amazed by the story. I’ve never heard of this being possible! You might remember Nathan’s Mum, Laura from the Channel4 programme ‘Seven Dwarves’ …

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Review: ITV Tonight Programme: Against The Odds

I always hold my breath when it comes to ITV’s handling of disability as programming usually sets my teeth on edge due to the narrative usually adopted. So, after watching my daily fix of Emmerdale, and I saw the programme’s title was ‘Against The Odds’. Wow, I thought, maybe this is an actual look at …

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