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Pass me your shoes - Angela Muir Van Etten

Pass Me Your Shoes: An Interview with Angela Muir Van Etten

Hello, Little Lady was delighted when Angela Muir Van Etten, author of ‘Dwarfs Don’t Live in Doll Houses’ approached to read and review her latest memoir, Pass Me Your Shoes: A Couple with Dwarfism Navigate Life’s Detours with Love and Faith. Angela, who has been one of the leading figures at the forefront of advocacy and …

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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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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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