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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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Guardian Article: Would dwarfism stop me becoming the best mum I could be?

I found this inspiring article written by Michelle Harris on the Guardian website today and wanted to share it with you dear readers.  Wonderfully written, it tells the journey of Michelle and early motherhood.   Being a woman, I could completely identify with her worries, concerns and fears about bearing a child and how we would …

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Programme Review: Small Teen, Bigger World

Over the last month, I’ve laughed, cried and at times felt uncomfortable as Jasmine and her Mum, Bev have allowed us a glimpse into their world. Bev provides a wonderful lightness to the somewhat heavy subjects handled throughout the documentary series.  Remembered my own shock of failing my first driving test after always seeming to …

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BBC Ouch! Podcast with Jasmine and Bev Burkitt

Ladies and Gents the wonderful Jasmine and Bev Burkitt can be heard interviewed by Mat Fraser and Liz Carr on the Ouch Podcast, the disability talk show brought to you by the BBC.  They talk about their documentary Small Teen, Bigger World, their future plans and their opinion on the portrayal of restricted growth people …

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BBC Three – Small Teen Bigger World

Jasmine Burkitt’s latest documentaries, Small Teen, Bigger World, starts on BBC Three on Monday 11th July from 9.00pm.  The four-part series follows Jazz as she leaves home to start college to find her feet in the world and meet her Dad for the first time.  In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview… (links to the …

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Early Day Motion 1719 – Public Attitudes Towards People Of Short Stature

It’s come to my attention that an Early Day Motion has been drawn up to challenge the unfair attitudes and prejudices that we, people with various forms of dwarfism are subjected to in the media, by some professionals and more so on the street going about our day-to-day lives. To carry this motion forward, we …

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