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Carly Findlay

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Carly Findlay is a blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist. She challenges people’s thinking about what it’s like to have a visibly different appearance.

Carly was named as one of Australia’s most influential women in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2014. Carly received the 2010 and 2013 Yooralla Media Awards for Best Online Commentary for her body of disability focused writing. She also won the best personal blog category for Kidspot Voices of 2013, and the 2013 BUPA Health Activist award for Positive Life Change. She’s also been a finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

She organised Australia’s first Ichthyosis meet in 2015 – bringing together 75 peopl
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July is Disability Pride Month


July is Disability Pride Month.

It’s a month to celebrate our disabled identity, our disabled community and our disabled culture.

Reaching a sense of pride as a disabled person takes work – every damn day. I didn’t always have disability pride. I didn’t even have disability as part of my identity, even though I’ve had Ichthyosis since birth. It was just over 12 years ago when I met other disabled an

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Say Hello by Carly Findlay
"Carly Findlay has done so much for the disabled community. Over the years, I've followed Carly online. I'm disabled, myself. I loved this book and reading about the experiences of another person who has grown up, disabled. I feel that this book was w" Read more of this review »
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"‘Go on. Say hello.’

Dear Carly,

I would love to meet you one day. And yes, I would say hello. How could I not do so? Reading your memoir has educated and inspired me and reminded me that disability takes many forms. When I was a child, the focus was o" Read more of this review »
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"Memoirs are my favorite genre. As a disabled person and advocate, reading the stories of the disabled folks fuels me.

Carly is a disabled Australian with a facial difference who has done an incredible amount of advocacy for herself and for others in t" Read more of this review »
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A quick and engaging read about a young woman who is murdered in a small between Melbourne and Sydney. It explored the police investigation and media coverage - focusing on Chris (the murdered woman’s sister) and Ma
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