Thu, 13 Oct|
Five Dock Library
Meet the Author: Sarah Dingle
Join us in conversation with ABC reporter Sarah Dingle as she discusses the world of assisted reproduction and her book Brave New Humans.
Time & Location
13 Oct 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Five Dock Library, Level 1/4-12 Garfield St, Five Dock NSW 2046, Australia
About The Event
Sarah was 27 when she learnt that she had been conceived using a sperm donor. Putting her professional skills to work, she began a ten-year journey to investigate who she was – digging through hospital records, chasing leads and taking a DNA test – that finally led her to her biological origins. What she discovered along the way was shocking: hospital records routinely destroyed, trading of eggs and sperm, women dead, donors exploited, and hundreds of thousands of donor-conceived people globally who will never know who they are. But there’s one thing this industry hasn’t banked on: the children of the baby business taking on their makers.
Sarah Dingle is a dual Walkley Award winning investigative reporter and presenter with the ABC, working across radio and TV current affairs, news and documentary. Her work has also won the UN's Media Peace Prize, the voiceless Media Prize, and the Australian College of Educators Media Prize.