‘One of the more well-known slogans of the disability rights movement is “Nothing About Us Without Us” … there are very few of ‘US’ in the Australian media, literature and writing sector.’ Gaele Sobott
Writing Me is a professional development program for South Australian Disabled writers, with the aim of raising their profile, building a community and developing their skills.
Since November 2017, five writers have been working with Gaele Sobott, focusing on creating new work that reflects disabled writers’ embodiment of the world.
Pony, Alison, Jean, Julian and Josh have participated in a series of face-to-face workshops, Skype sessions and online forums to enhance their skills, develop new works and create their own community of practice in South Australia.
Throughout this project, the writers have developed a series of unique and provocative poems, stories and images that cover the themes; love, writing and me.
ABOUT GAELE SOBOTT