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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 Growing Up Disabled in Australia
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'My body and its place in the world seemed quite normal to me.

'I didn’t grow up disabled, I grew up with a problem. A problem those around me wanted to fix.

'We have all felt that uncanny sensation that someone is watching us.

'The diagnosis helped but it didn’t fix everything.

'Don’t fear the labels.'

'One in five Australians have 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.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Contributors include: Alistair Baldwin; Andy Jackson; Anna Whateley; Astrid Edwards; Belinda Downes; Carly-Jay Metcalfe; Chantel Bongiovanni; Cubbie Mako; Dion Beasley; El Gibbs; Eliza Hull; Emma Di Bernardo; Fiona Murphy; Frances Henke; Gayle Kennedy; Hannah Sidney; Iman Shaanu; Isis Holt; Jane Rosengrave; Jasmine Shirrefs; Jessica Knight; Jessica Walton; Jordon; Steele-John; K.Z. Barton; Kath Duncan; Kerri-ann Messenger; Khanh Nguyen; Kit Kavanagh-Ryan; Lauren Poole; Lucy Carpenter; Marla Bishop; Melanie Rees; Natalia Wikana; Oliver Mills; Olivia Muscat; Patrick Gunasekera; Ricky Buchanan; Robin Eames; Sam Drummond; Sandi Parsons; Sarah Firth; Tim Slade; Todd Winther; Tom Middleditch; Tully Zygier; Yvonne Fein.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2021 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Published February 2021. 
      ISBN: 9781760641436 (pbk), 9781743821374 (ebook)

Works about this Work

In Our Own Voices: 5 Australian Books about Living with Disability Jessica White , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 3 December 2020;
y separately published work icon Carly Findlay Astrid Edwards (presenter), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2020 18627861 2020 single work podcast interview

'Carly Findlay is an award winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. She is the author of the memoir Say Hello, and has been published in The Guardian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, SBS and Frankie. In 2020 Carly is editing the anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia.

'In 2020 Carly was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) for services to people with a disability, and in 2014 she was named as one of Australia's most influential women in the 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 history making Access to Fashion - a Melbourne Fashion Week event featuring disabled models. Carly identifies as a proud disabled woman - she lives with a rare severe skin condition - Ichthyosis.

'Growing Up Disabled in Australia is part of a series. You can listen to previous episodes on The Garret about the series, including Ben Law discussing Growing Up Queer in Australia and Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan and Shantell Wetherall discussing Growing Up African in Australia.'

Source: The Garret.

y separately published work icon Carly Findlay Astrid Edwards (presenter), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2020 18627861 2020 single work podcast interview

'Carly Findlay is an award winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. She is the author of the memoir Say Hello, and has been published in The Guardian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, SBS and Frankie. In 2020 Carly is editing the anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia.

'In 2020 Carly was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) for services to people with a disability, and in 2014 she was named as one of Australia's most influential women in the 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 history making Access to Fashion - a Melbourne Fashion Week event featuring disabled models. Carly identifies as a proud disabled woman - she lives with a rare severe skin condition - Ichthyosis.

'Growing Up Disabled in Australia is part of a series. You can listen to previous episodes on The Garret about the series, including Ben Law discussing Growing Up Queer in Australia and Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan and Shantell Wetherall discussing Growing Up African in Australia.'

Source: The Garret.

In Our Own Voices: 5 Australian Books about Living with Disability Jessica White , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 3 December 2020;
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