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Stop Dwarfism Hate - Dwarfism Awareness Month 2020

Stop Dwarfism Hate

Post contents Abusive behaviour has not changed in 15 years – it’s worse! » The first time a non-disabled person tried to photograph me without consent » Devastating Impact » A picture paints a thousand words » Aiming to Empower The Dwarfism Community » How to support #StopDwarfismHate as an ally » #StopDwarfismHate – The …

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Dwarfism Awareness Month 2020 - Hello, Little Lady

Dwarfism Awareness Month 2020

Hello! Erm, how did it get to be October already? Did a pandemic happen or something?! Ha! Anyway, bad jokes aside, we are now into October and that means one thing! It’s Dwarfism Awareness Month 2020! The chance for the community to celebrate, embrace and talk about our lived experiences. There a few exciting developments …

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Why I am saddened by the Dwarf Community's reaction to the Quaden Bayle video

Why I am saddened with the Dwarf community’s reaction to the Quaden Bayles video

When the video of Quaden Bayles, showing him in distress and wanting to kill himself because of the bullying he has been experiencing at school went viral, I don’t think anyone could have anticipated the number of reactions the video created. There was the reaction that he and his mum had staged it. Then there …

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Talking about the photographic exhibition You’re Just Little on SparkFm’s ArtyParti

You’re Just Little – Arty Parti

What a great way to start Dwarfism Awareness Month! On Monday 1st October, I joined presenter, Jay Sykes, and Kathryn Barnett, Spectrum Cultral Hub’s Studio Director, to chat about the ‘You’re Just Little’ photographic exhibition on Arty Parti, Spark FM’s participatory arts programme. We talked about what has influenced the exhibition, plans for the future …

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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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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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