A rich collection of writing from those negotiating disability in their lives – a group whose voices are not heard often enough
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. In Growing Up Disabled in Australia – compiled by writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM – more than forty writers with a disability or chronic illness share their stories, in their own words. The result is illuminating.
Contributors include senator Jordon Steele-John, paralympian Isis Holt, Dion Beasley, Sam Drummond, Astrid Edwards, Sarah Firth, El Gibbs, Eliza Hull, Gayle Kennedy, Carly-Jay Metcalfe, Fiona Murphy, Jessica Walton and many more.
Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series and is out now.
To find out more, purchase a copy or read an extract of In Growing Up Disabled in Australia, head to the Black Inc Books website here.