People with dwarfism are often misrepresented in popular media and culture. Yet our own voices are rarely heard. That’s why we embarked upon the RGA Dwarfism Role Models project – to amplify the voices of figureheads in our communities. To mark the start of Dwarfism Awareness Month 2018, we spoke with Kiruna Stamell, actress and disability rights activist. Here’s what we learned. Read More
Why is RGA UK protesting these “m*dget wrestling” events?
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RGA UK has learned that the “Extreme Dwarfanators Wrestling Show” – which often bills itself as “m*dget wrestling” – is touring the UK. Responding to the news, Chair of leading dwarfism charity, RGA UK, Gill Martin said…Read More
We did it! We reached our funding target!
We’re delighted to tell you that – with the help, kindness, and astonishing generosity of hundreds of people – we successfully reached our funding target so we may cover the costs of kids’ places at this year’s Mega Weekend.Read More
For several years now, we’ve been fortunate enough to receive support from Children In Need to subsidize children’s places at our events – allowing them to come for free. Unfortunately, this year our application for Children In Need funding was not successful. Sadly, this will affect the prices we must charge our members to attend our 2018 Mega Weekend.
This year, for the first time ever, we are asking for outside help.Read More
It’s been a little while but we’re back with a fantastic new Role Model in the Dwarfism Community interview! This time, we had the privilege of speaking with Mia Ives-Rublee, a civil rights activist. Check out what she had to say. Read More
We’re back – with yet another great installment in our series of interviews with role models from the dwarfism community. This time we spoke to Vilissa Thompson – social worker, writer, and self-confessed “badass”. Check out what she had to say.Read More
Our popular Young People’s Weekend returns! Last year’s event was wonderful! For two days young people in our community came together to learn new skills (including survival skills), rekindle friendships, and boost their self-confidence. We’re hoping to repeat that success this year.Read More
Happy New Year! We’re back with a new installment in our series of interviews with role models in dwarfism communities. We spoke to artist and academic, Dr Debra Keenahan.Read More
My name is Jacob. I always introduce myself as a twenty-something software developer, gamer; who has a Christmas cracker sense of humour; a slight affinity for caffeine; and who just happens to have Achondroplasia.
I saw the RGA was running the #SpreadTheWord campaign – asking libraries and schools to stock books that show a positive image of dwarfism. I wanted to take part and contacted my old primary school to see if they’d welcome the books into their library. The current generation there would not have grown up with any real-life representation of dwarfism. They accepted my request and wanted me to revisit the school to deliver a presentation.Read More