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.
I am one of those writers. My essay is called 'Who counts as disabled anyway?'. Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series from Black Inc.
You can watch me participate in a Melbourne Conversations event, held on 25 February 2021, Melbourne Trades Hall.