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You’re Just Little

Hello Little Lady - standing at a sink in the toliets unable to see in the mirror because it's too high.

In October 2018, Spectrum Cultural Hub in Co. Durham agreed to host the photography exhibition, ‘You’re Just Little’.  The exhibition ran from the 4th – 14th October to coincide with 2018’s Dwarfism Awareness Month.

‘You’re Just Little’, revealed the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions people with Dwarfism face on a daily basis.

Along with challenging the use of the gallery space, there was also a participatory element to include other viewpoints from across the spectrum of dwarf conditions.  The participant photographs had a powerful impact, personally and on the visitors, alike.

Touring and Speaking opportunities

If you are interested in hosting the exhibition at your venue or would like me to visit your organisation to talk about the exhibition and Dwarfism, please get in touch with steph@hellolittlelady.com.

Blog POSts

You can follow the journey of the project below.

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

Saturday 12 October 2019

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… Read more

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

You’re Just Little – Food Shopping

Friday 11 October 2019

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… Read more

You're Just Little - view of my perspective of looking straight at a pan on kitchen hob

You’re Just Little – Cooking

Thursday 10 October 2019

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 A kind friend let me borrow… Read more

You're Just Little - commute on the Metro - picture of my perspective of two people's backs

You’re Just Little – Public Transport

Tuesday 8 October 2019

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 In this photograph, you can see… Read more

You're Just Little - clothes shopping, perspective of a rail of clothes that are above my head level

You’re Just Little – Clothes Shopping

Monday 7 October 2019

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 I was in the middle of… Read more

You're Just Little - Changing room lock coat hanging

You’re Just Little – Door Locks aka Door Hooks

Sunday 6 October 2019

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 The photograph shows my coat hanging… Read more

You're Just Little - Toilet mirror in Marks and Spencer - perspective standing in front of wash basins and tiles straight ahead, the mirror is above my head and I cannot see my reflection

You’re Just Little – The Photograph That Started The Exhibition

Saturday 5 October 2019

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 This picture in this post was… Read more

You’re Just Little – One Year On Reflections

Friday 4 October 2019

A year ago to the date, 4th October 2018, the You’re Just Little exhibition launched at Spectrum Cultural Hub with nearly 30 people, including my local MP, in attendance.    The photographic exhibition sought to reveal the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that people, like me, with Dwarfism, face on… Read more

You're Just Little Exhibition Podcast - Episode 004 - Narrative - Interview with Dr Erin Pritchard

You’re Just Little – Episode 004 – Narrative

Friday 4 October 2019

In the fourth episode of the You’re Just Little exhibition podcast, Steph talks to the participant, Dr Erin Pritchard, who contributed a number of photographs from her perspective to the original exhibition. Erin reflects on what the representation of each of the photographs means to her.  She talks about the… Read more

You're Just Little - sample of participant photos from the Dwarf community

You’re Just Little – Participant Photographs

Wednesday 18 September 2019

This time last year I put a call out on social media asking people from the Dwarf community to participate in the You’re Just Little exhibition. It’s very rare, if it happens at all, that we get to see our perspective of the world and society reflected back at us. … Read more

You're Just Little -The Exhibition Podcast - Episode 3 - Identity - Red box of crayons with the words A Little Box of Crayons

You’re Just Little – Episode 003 – Identity

Wednesday 5 June 2019

The You’re Just Little photographic exhibition reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. Episode Three talks about identity and the difficulties and obstacles, that dwarf people face in order to be recognised and respected as adults. Sharing my own experiences of being… Read more

You're Just Little - The Exhibition Podcast - Episode 002 - Independence. Photo by a dwarf person sitting in the driver's seat of an unadapted car.

You’re Just Little – Episode 002 – Independence

Wednesday 5 June 2019

The You’re Just Little photographic exhibition reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. Episode Two talks about independence and the difficulties and obstacles, financially,  as well as physical, that dwarf people face in order to move around society safely. JOIN IN THE… Read more

You're Just Little - The Exhibition Podcast - Episode 001 - Accessibility, talking about how the daily difficulties dwarf people face. Photo shows the top half of my forehead with my sunglasses perched on the top. I'm staring directly at tap and the basin is waist height.

You’re Just Little – Episode 001 – Accessibility

Wednesday 5 June 2019

The You’re Just Little photographic exhibition reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. Episode one talks about accessibility and the daily difficulties dwarf people face moving around the environment, including public spaces.   Join in the conversation To talk about the exhibition… Read more

The You're Just Little Exhibition Podcast - Episode 000 - Anger. Photo shows an sink area in the toilets, and the mirror above head level, excluding me from checking my appearance, because of my dwarfism.

You’re Just Little – Episode 000 – Anger

Tuesday 28 May 2019

The You’re Just Little photographic exhibition reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that Dwarf people face on a daily basis. This initial podcast talks about how anger influenced the creation of the artwork, setting the scene for the rest of the series. Join in the conversation To talk about… Read more

Thought Foundation - Lets Discuss Disability exhibition - 2nd May - 14th June 2019

Let’s Discuss Disability exhibition at the Thought Foundation

Thursday 2 May 2019

Let’s Discuss Disability is a group exhibition of artists who explore their own disability through creative practice.  Thought Foundation selected these local and regional creatives to connect to and challenge our audience. With photography, spoken word, sculpture and “invalid carriages” on display, Let’s Discuss Disability creates a personal and historical… Read more

You're Just Little - The Powerful impact of participants' photographs

You’re Just Little – The Powerful Impact of the Participants’ Photographs

Tuesday 6 November 2018

You’re Just Little is a photographic exhibition that revealed the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions people with Dwarfism face on a daily basis and ran between 4th – 14th October 2018 at Spectrum Cultural Hub. How participation started The initial proposal for the exhibition was to show my photography and… Read more

You’re Just Little – Exhibition Tour

Monday 29 October 2018

The video is a silent tour around the You’re Just Little exhibition at Spectrum Cultural Hub from October 2018. It starts by looking at the promotional postcard with the exhibition’s details on, moving around the corner to take a look at the participant’s photos. Continuing onto the wall description about… Read more

Talking about the photographic exhibition You’re Just Little on SparkFm’s ArtyParti

You’re Just Little – Arty Parti

Monday 8 October 2018

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… Read more

Blurred photo of Hello Little Lady holding a camera in mirror with the blog title - Participate in the 'You're Just Little' photographic exhibition

Your Chance to Participate in the You’re Just Little exhibition

Sunday 16 September 2018

One of the aspects that is incredibly important to me as part of the ‘You’re Just Little’ exhibition is having a participatory element.  My world of dwarfism is not unique to just me, there are many of us out there seeing and interacting with the world and I’d love to share… Read more

You're Just Little - a photographic exhibition that reveals the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that people with Dwarfism face on a daily basis

You’re Just Little – A Photographic Exhibition

Wednesday 5 September 2018

I am absolutely delighted (and slightly terrified) to announce the launch of my latest project “You’re Just Little”. It’s a photographic exhibition taking place during Dwarfism Awareness Month at Spectrum Cultural Hub, in County Durham. The exhibition seeks to reveal the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that people with Dwarfism… Read more

Quesiotnnaire - dwarfism, Art Spaces and Representation

Can I Ask You A Few Questions? Dwarfism, Art Spaces and Representation

Thursday 19 July 2018

  Fellow people with dwarfism – I need your help! In October I’ll be showcasing the photographic exhibition, ‘You’re Just Little‘. The aim of the “You’re Just Little” exhibition is to reveal the challenges, obstacles and societal assumptions that being a dwarf does not impact on how we engage with… Read more