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The Dwarves Are Coming

I subscribe to the wonderful BBC Ouch programme through my Facebook account to keep up to date about when the latest disability news when an article on their blog caught my eye. The season of the dwarf Turns out that there are few programmes that are going to aired in the coming months.  Excited!?! Well, …

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What A Long Way We Restricted Growth People Have To Go

< rant > Oh dear, I’ve just watched BBC Question Time and was very saddened by the panels reaction to whereby some of our most senior politicians are using dwarfism to insult each other. Not only am I alarmed at how it is brushed off by one audience member as ‘political correctness gone mad’, but …

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Small Teen Big World Documentary Wins Award

Congratulations to Bev and Jasmine Burkitt and the production team for winning the Royal Television Society North West Awards 2010 – Best Single Documentary, for Small Teen, Big World, that was aired on BBC 3 and BBC 1 earlier this year. Watch the fabulous ladies accept their award » (YouTube) Original Post: It’s Like Being …

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Short Watch: Warwick Davis On Able Radio

Having listened to Warwick’s interview on Able Radio, it’s amazing to listen to what his life story has entailed and how fortunate he has been to be able to make a career as an actor. On to talk about his up and coming comedy show with Ricky Gervais, it was interesting to hear Warwick’s perception …

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From MSN: Cheryl Cole Treats Birthday Boy Simon To A Singing Dwarf

Having been roaming around the web this evening I found the link below. http://celebrity.uk.msn.com/news/gossip/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=154888199 Is this true?? * Head slumps onto laptop keyboard in exasperation * Why? I get the fact that people with restricted growth should make their money however they wish, however, I can’t help but feel this, once again reinforces, that people …

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Label Me, Label You

Label for me, Label for you.…we all get them given, we all give them.  I imagine even the nicest person in the world without prejudices will at some point make snap judgement about the people they meet…  whether it’s about someone’s manner in which they present themselves, how they behave or their accent.  Each of …

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The Conundrum That Is Family Guy…

…the animated US series that is shown (usually) very late on an evening on BBC 3 is like Marmite.  You either love it or hate it. Me? I.love.it. Huh? How come? Some readers maybe wondering considering my usual aghast at the world and it’s portrayal of people with restricted growth and disabilities. Don’t worry, I …

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TV Programme Review: Are You Having A Laugh

A friend of mine told me that this programme that takes a look at how disability is portrayed on TV in the last 50 years.   While planning our evening timetable of TV, my beau asked me if this was going to one of those programmes that upset me and would have me shouting at the …

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The Guardian Article – Little Britain: what is life like as a small person?

The Guardian Article – Last week The Guardian published an article by Leo Benedictus featuring 3 people with restricted growth and their life experiences. Hats off to that newspaper for giving the community a voice in national platform in a national paper. Re-reading the article I’m still in agreement with what Gillian Martin says.  I …

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