As many of you who read this blog know, I am a big supporter of dwarfs.
LITTLE PEOPLE HAVE BIG HEARTS – that’s something I think should be emblazoned on bumper stickers and t-shirts.
Now there’s a book out on the dignity of dwarfs – Little People, Big Lives.
Written by Carole Lander, she states:
I was particularly angered by the incident at St Kilda Football Club’s Mad Monday celebration when player Clinton Jones took a lighter to the clothes of dwarf entertainer Blake Johnston.
This action highlights a certain prejudice against people living with this particular physical difference. Johnston uses the stage name Mr Big and works under the auspices of a firm called Dwarf My Party.
An internet search for ”dwarf entertainment” reveals an interesting range of services on offer from performers of short stature.
While they include TV commercials and corporate functions, they also list bucks’ parties, hens’ nights, birthdays, Valentine’s Day and weddings – functions at which they will dress up in costume to entertain the guests. The directors of Dwarf My Party conceived this business idea in 2006 and their company has now spawned several more.
Anyone wishing to buy me a Christmas present – they now know what to get me…