Growing Up Disabled in Australia

A book cover. It’s an abstract drawing featuring pink, yellow and purple coloured scribbles on a real background. “Growing Up Disabled in Australia” is in white capital handwritten style text in the middle of the book, and “Carly Findlay” in capital yellow text at the bottom.

Growing Up Disabled in Australia

Edited by Carly Findlay

Release date: 3 Feb 2021

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 has 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.

Available in paperback, ebook, audiobook and accessible formats at Black Inc.

In The Media

Interview with Care About

Brisbane Writer’s Festival 2021 online panel

Excerpt on Mama Mia