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Beyond Disability Accessibility - What are you going to have once we are in the room?

Beyond Disability Accessibility – What’s the conversation once we are in the room?

My writing has taken a back seat over the last 6months or so.  Firstly, due to major challenges in my family and personal life, but also professionally.  It’s taken me quite a while to be able to articulate why. One of the frustrations experienced was questioning my role in the sector.  Did I want to …

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A Little Pondering – Towards a Takeover

Towards a Takeover is a mini-commission by Disconsortia – a consortium of disabled artists in the North East of England. A Little Pondering by Hello Little Lady Hello Little Lady is an artist and creative practitioner using visual, written, audio and participatory practices to explore the Dwarfism community’s lived experiences. Her debut exhibition ‘You’re Just Little’ …

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A Little Tension by Hello Little Lady ©2020

A Little Tension – Disconsortia

Content awareness – contains discriminatory phrases used against disabled people and people with dwarfism, examples of a system stacked against disabled people with reference to PIP claims. A commission for Disconsortia’s – At The Table online exhibition in response to the pandemic and the obstacles disabled people face within the arts and society. About the work …

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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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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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You’re Just Little – One Year On Reflections

A year ago to the date, 4th October 2018, the You’re Just Little exhibition launched at Spectrum Cultural Hub with nearly 30 people, including my local MP, in attendance.    The photographic exhibition sought to reveal the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that people, like me, with Dwarfism, face on a daily basis. “I just …

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You're Just Little - sample of participant photos from the Dwarf community

You’re Just Little – Participant Photographs

This time last year I put a call out on social media asking people from the Dwarf community to participate in the You’re Just Little exhibition. It’s very rare, if it happens at all, that we get to see our perspective of the world and society reflected back at us.  Certainly very rarely where we …

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What's Your Story - Podcasting Workshops specifically for Dwarf people

Announcement: Sunderland Creative Development Fellowship

You know when you have those moments when you talk yourself in and out of applying for something that you know will make a difference in your life? Well, this was one of those moments when the Sunderland Culture Creative Development Bursary fellowship was announced and I decided to apply after much encouragement and support …

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Thought Foundation - Lets Discuss Disability exhibition - 2nd May - 14th June 2019

Let’s Discuss Disability exhibition at the Thought Foundation

Let’s Discuss Disability is a group exhibition of artists who explore their own disability through creative practice.  Thought Foundation selected these local and regional creatives to connect to and challenge our audience. With photography, spoken word, sculpture and “invalid carriages” on display, Let’s Discuss Disability creates a personal and historical discourse about how we discuss …

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You're Just Little - The Powerful impact of participants' photographs

You’re Just Little – The Powerful Impact of the Participants’ Photographs

You’re Just Little is a photographic exhibition that revealed the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions people with Dwarfism face on a daily basis and ran between 4th – 14th October 2018 at Spectrum Cultural Hub. How participation started The initial proposal for the exhibition was to show my photography and challenge the gallery space by …

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