Carole Blueweiss

Dwarfism: A Mother-Daughter Conversation

EPISODE SUMMARY

In  this episode  Jillian and Audrey, mother and daughter, share their perspectives about dwarfism  and offer helpful advice and wisdom along the way. They  speak about topics ranging from the “sport” of dwarf-tossing to some very enlightening and evolved perspectives on disability, advocacy, decision-making, overcoming challenges, and thriving in a world that does not make it easy to live without being stared at and  photographed without consent. Dwarfism is relatively rare so most of us have never met a little person. In this episode, you will gain a new appreciation for the challenges, gifts, and wisdom of one little person and her mom.

FROM THIS EPISODE

Dwarf Tossing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf-tossing

Recent Dinklage/Disney Statements onSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs
https://www.npr.org/2022/01/26/1075761231/peter-dinklage-disney

RESOURCES
Books

Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon

http://andrewsolomon.com/books/far-from-the-tree/

Thinking Big: The Story of a Young Dwarf , by Susan Kuklin
https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Big-Story-Young-Dwarf/dp/0688058264

The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein– (animated)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gEjCJOzqXc

The Cracked Pot Children’s Story
https://alltimeshortstories.com/life-the-cracked-pot/

Associations

Little People of America
https://www.lpaonline.org
American Association of People with Disabilities
https://www.aapd.com

People

Rebecca Cokely, Ford Foundation Program Officer, U.S. Disability Rights
https://www.fordfoundation.org/about/people/rebecca-cokley/

Judy Heumann, Lifelong Advocate for the rights of disabled people
https://judithheumann.com

FOLLOW AND CONTACT JILLIAN

Podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/always-looking-up/id1567615385

Instagram:
@jill_ilana@alwayslookingup.podcast

Website:
https://www.jillianilana.com

Email:
alwayslookingup227@gmail.com

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