Wed, 06 Feb | Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Carly Findlay

Join Carly Findlay for the launch of her book Say Hello, a forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearance due to a rare skin condition. Carly will be in-conversation with Annabel Crabb!
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Carly Findlay

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06 Feb 2019, 6:30 pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

Join Carly Findlay for the launch of her book Say Hello, a forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearance due to a rare skin condition. Carly will be in-conversation with Annabel Crabb!

This event will be Auslan interpreted: see below for more information.

'In fairytales, the characters who look different are often cast as the villain or monsters. It's only when they shed their unconventional skin that they are seen as "good" or less frightening. There are very few stories where the character that looks different is the hero of the story... I've been the hero of my story — telling it on my own terms, proud about my facial difference and disability, not wanting a cure for my rare, severe and sometimes confronting skin condition, and knowing that I am beautiful even though I don't have beauty privilege.'

- Carly Findlay

About the Book

This honest, outspoken and thought-provoking memoir by award-winning writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay will challenge all your assumptions and beliefs about what it is like to have a visibly different appearance. Carly lives with a rare skin condition, Ichthyosis, and what she faces every day, and what she has to live with, will have you cheering for her and her courage and irrepressible spirit. This is both a moving memoir and a proud manifesto on disability and appearance diversity issues.

About the Author

Carly Findlay is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. She writes on disability and appearance diversity issues for publications including The ABC, Daily Life and SBS. She was named as one of Australia's most influential women in the 2014 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. She has appeared on ABC's 'You Can't Ask That' and 'Cyber Hate' with Tara Moss, and has been a regular on various ABC radio programs. She organised the history-making Access to Fashion - a Melbourne Fashion Week event featuring disabled models. Carly identifies as a proud disabled woman and lives with a rare severe skin condition, Ichthyosis. She writes at carlyfindlay.com.au.

Auslan Interpretation Services

This event will be Auslan interpreted. Interpreting services have been kindly donated by Deaf Services, a leading not-for-profit organisation providing support to Deaf and hard of hearing Australians across all age groups. With a vision of individuals and community empowered, connected and achieving, Deaf Services delivers programs and supports to enable the Deaf community to live full and independent lives. Find out more at www.deafservices.org.au

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