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.


Emma Di Bernardo is a writer and inclusive education teacher from Queensland, Australia.

Her work was most recently featured in the 2021 Black Inc anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia.

Emma was listed in the 2021 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers Longlist.

You may know Emma’s voice through Have You Tried Yoga?, a podcast about chronic pain.

Read her previously published fiction and non-fiction writing here.

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