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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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Dwarfism Awareness Month October 2014

Photo from LPA website – http://www.lpaonline.org/dwarfism-awareness-ambassador-program October is Dwarfism Awareness Month this October. Started in 2009 by the Little People of America (LPA) to help raise awareness of the medical and social issues surrounding restricted growth. You can find out more about the campaign at the website of the LPA and over here at the

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The Guardian – Let’s Talk About Disability Series

Talking About Disability The wonderful and frank ‘Talking about disability’ series on The Guardian website.  Disability campaigner Nicola Clark chats with Warwick Davis, Baroness Tanni Gray-Thompson and Sally Bercow about their experiences of disability. From the dwarf perspective, I love Warwick’s recounting his P.E. frustrations at school, something I gladly left behind at a young …

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Guardian Article: Would dwarfism stop me becoming the best mum I could be?

I found this inspiring article written by Michelle Harris on the Guardian website today and wanted to share it with you dear readers.  Wonderfully written, it tells the journey of Michelle and early motherhood.   Being a woman, I could completely identify with her worries, concerns and fears about bearing a child and how we would …

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Florida Representative Wants To Repeal Dwarf Tossing Legislation – WTF?

I’ve held off talking about this subject for quite sometime, mainly because it’s to do with those good folks on the other side of the pond, but I’m astonished that a person in government would even propose the repealing legislation that protects us people of short stature from being used as human shotputs. Dwarf-tossing, make …

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3 Tips For Buying Petrol As A Person With Restricted Growth

I’ve blogged about this before, but I am always apprehensive when I go to the petrol station to fill up the car.   On more than one occasion I have been either stopped or had an issue with pressing the pump.    Thankfully it doesn’t happen so often these days, but if you are like me – …

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Programme Review: Channel 4 – Seven Dwarves – 20th September 11

Tonight it was Craig’s turn to have the camera turned on his story in tonight’s episode of Channel 4’s Seven Dwarves (#sevendwarves).  An equally humorous and dark episode which highlights we all discriminate against something in life whether you are short, tall or fat.  Craig’s depiction of this had me stitches with his rant about …

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