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Carly Findlay OAM - Growing Up Disabled in Australia

'Growing Up Disabled in Australia' is a rich collection of writing from those negotiating disability in their lives - – a group whose voices are not heard often enough. Missed this event? Catch up here
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Time & Location

08 Feb, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
Zoom - See your ticket email for the link

About The Event

Growing Up Disabled in Australia is a rich collection of writing from those negotiating disability in their lives – a group whose voices are not heard often enough. For our Zoom event Carly Findlay will appear in conversation with contributor El Gibbs and ABC reporter Nas Campanella.

One in five Australians has a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature. Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. It includes interviews with prominent Australians such as Senator Jordon Steele-John and Paralympian Isis Holt, poetry and graphic art, as well as more than 40 original pieces by writers with a disability or chronic illness.

Contributors include Dion Beasley, Astrid Edwards, Jessica Walton, Carly-Jay Metcalfe, Gayle Kennedy and El Gibbs.

This event will take place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting details form part of your ticket, emailed to you after registration. 

The event will be AUSLAN interpreted.

About the editor

Carly Findlay OAM is a writer and an appearance activist. She is the author of memoir Say Hello and has been published in The Guardian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, SBS and Frankie. Carly has received an Order of Australia for her work in disability advocacy.

About the contributor

El Gibbs is an award-winning writer with a focus on disability and social issues. Her work has been published by the ABC, The Guardian, Eureka Street, Croakey, The Sydney Morning Herald and many more. El has an unhealthy interest in Senate Estimates and spends far too much time on Twitter.

About the Moderator

Nas Campanella is the ABC's disability affairs reporter. Nas has worked as a newsreader, reporter and senior producer for triple j and other ABC platforms. Nas has also undertaken projects with ABC International Development, running  initiatives for people living with disability across the Pacific.


There are 3 panels. On the left is a photo of editor Carly Findlay. In the centre there is an image of the cover of the book Growing Up Disabled in Australia. The book cover is an abstract drawing featuring pink, yellow and purple coloured scribbles. The titled of the book is in white, written in capital handwritten style text in the middle of the book. In the right hand panel there is a head shot of contributor El Gibbs at the top and a head shot of moderator Nas Campanella at the bottom.

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