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Social Distancing, Shopping and Dwarfism

Social Distancing, Shopping and Dwarfism

When the lockdown measures were announced because of COVID-19, one of my instant worries as a Dwarf person was with food shopping. Ordinarily, shopping as a Dwarf person is a challenge. Mix social distancing measures, shopping and Dwarfism together and you have a nightmare. Why? In ordinary times shopping is one of the many challenges …

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Seeking Support During The COVID-19 Pandemic As A Dwarf Person

Seeking Support During The COVID-19 Pandemic As A Dwarf Person

Seeking support during the COV-19 pandemic as a Dwarf person is essential.   The last few weeks have been a baptism of fire as society adjusts to the new normal of lockdown, social distancing and social isolation.  It is particularly worrying for our community in terms of accessing online shopping and NICE’s guidelines which have been …

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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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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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You're Just Little Exhibition Podcast - Episode 004 - Narrative - Interview with Dr Erin Pritchard

You’re Just Little – Episode 004 – Narrative

In the fourth episode of the You’re Just Little exhibition podcast, Steph talks to the participant, Dr Erin Pritchard, who contributed a number of photographs from her perspective to the original exhibition. Erin reflects on what the representation of each of the photographs means to her.  She talks about the difficulties and issues that having …

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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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You're Just Little -The Exhibition Podcast - Episode 3 - Identity - Red box of crayons with the words A Little Box of Crayons

You’re Just Little – Episode 003 – Identity

The You’re Just Little photographic exhibition reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. Episode Three talks about identity and the difficulties and obstacles, that dwarf people face in order to be recognised and respected as adults. Sharing my own experiences of being infantilised.  JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION …

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