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AFTER LIFE GERVAIS AND CO STILL MAKING JOKES AT DWARF PEOPLES EXPENSE

After Life – Gervais and Co. still making jokes at Dwarf Peoples’ expense

Adult themes are discussed in this post if you are under 18 – please go back to the home page. The first series of After Life was, I begrudgingly conceded at the time, was very good.  I was constantly on guard waiting for some sort of Dwarf joke, but Gervias and his team appeared to …

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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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What's Your Story - podcasting workshop at ChapelFM Arts Centre in Leeds

What’s Your Story – The Podcast

What’s Your Story is a podcasting workshop recorded at ChapelFM Arts Centre, in Leeds on 19th October 2019. The workshop, which coincided with Dwarfism Awareness Month 2019, was a chance for me to develop as a participatory practitioner, and for fellow members of the Dwarf community to gain the skills and confidence to talk about …

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You're Just Little - photograph showing the coat hanger in the toilet cubicle is too high for a person with dwarfism

You’re Just Little – Toilets

To celebrate Dwarfism Awareness Month 2019, I’m sharing some of the photographs from the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition which debuted in 2018. The exhibition shows the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOGRAPH Ah, the humble public toilet. That everyday task us humans undertake …

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You're Just Little - shopping - my perspective of a checkout in a supermarket, which is extremely high

You’re Just Little – Food Shopping

To celebrate Dwarfism Awareness Month 2019, I’m sharing some of the photographs from the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition which debuted in 2018. The exhibition shows the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOGRAPH My hubby had been trying to tempt me to the newest …

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