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Photo showing drawn hands raised with the text How to be a better ally for the Dwarfism community

How to be a better ally for the Dwarfism community

Well, what a week for the #Dwarfism community (week 10th January). From Paralympian, Will Perry, raising awareness about the abuse we face as a community, to Dr Erin Pritchard’s successful campaigning to asking Marks and Spencers to rename their Midget Gem sweets to Mini Gems. Public reactions have been telling Personally, I was incredibly angry …

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nd the Politics of Visibility

Disability and the Politics of Visibility – Durham Book Festival

When Little Cog approached me about this commission, I jumped at the chance. Not only because of the opportunity to be part of such a prestigious event but also the privilege it felt to be included alongside the other amazing disability artists in the line-up. Representation Matters I remember being blown away by Lisette Auton’s, …

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Wayfinders - Project Podcast. The project was commissioned by UNION - The Northern School for Creativity and Activism

WayFinders – Project Podcast

 About the Project WayFinders was a project working with women from the Dwarfism community to talk about the more humorous aspects of their lived experiences of living with this disability. The project was called WayFinders because the participants, by joining in the workshops, were showing the community that it is possible to be in …

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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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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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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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Creative Art Workshops for the Dwarfism Community

In October 2019, the first podcasting workshop specifically for the Dwarfism community took place in Leeds. The workshop was funded by Sunderland Culture as part of the Develop Your Creative Practice Fellowship. To build on the success of the workshop, I am looking to gain a greater understanding of the types of creative art workshops …

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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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