BA (Cmns/Psyc), 2005
Tammy is putting her Communications Degree from SFU to excellent use by tapping into social media. One year ago, she created a blog to share her story and spread awareness and information on what it's like to be a single mom to two wonderful children; her youngest having a rare genetic condition, achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism. Her blog was tagged for a Liebster Award, an honour given to bloggers by bloggers; just one piece of evidence that the words she is writing is having an impact.
What is unique about Tammy's blog is that she is educating you at the same time as she's telling you her story. She provides context for her content; statistics and medical terms become stories. As a reader I have felt as though I have experienced her journey. She is leaving a beautiful legacy to her two children.
On why she chose to blog about dwarfism, Tammy says it best: “I aim to make it less unknown. To make it more ordinary. Just like it has become completely ordinary to me. I want the world to see my son and know he is like any other almost 2 year old toddler.”
She also uses her blog to help raise money for Little People of BC (LPBC). Rather than saying, “hey, give them money”, she shares with the reader how LPBC has provided her support and information and gives the reader the opportunity to give if they so choose.
I have found Tammy's stories and photos to be informative, inspirational, and joyous. It has been an honour to read her words and I look forward to many more stories in the years-to-come.
Submitted by: Allison Lambert