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Meet Carly Findlay - Brisbane Square Library

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Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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This honest, outspoken and thought-provoking memoir by award-winning writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay will challenge all your assumptions and beliefs about what it is like to have a visibly different appearance. Carly lives with a rare skin condition, Ichthyosis, and what she faces every day, and what she has to live with, will have you cheering for her and her courage and irrepressible spirit. This is both a moving memoir and a proud manifesto on disability and appearance diversity issues.

Carly Findlay is an award winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. She writes on disability and appearance diversity issues for publications including ABC, Daily Life and SBS. She was named as one of Australia’s most influential women in the 2014 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. She has appeared on ABC’s You Can’t Ask That and Cyber Hate with Tara Moss, and has been a regular on various ABC radio programs. She organised history making Access to Fashion – a Melbourne Fashion Week event featuring disabled models. Carly identifies as a proud disabled woman and will be at Brisbane Square Library in conversation with writer, speaker and disability advocate Elisha Wright about her new book Say Hello.

Books will be available for purchase on the day from Avid Reader, or bring your copy from home for Carly to sign.

Presented as part of the Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence program

This event will be Auslan interpreted. Interpreting services for this event have been kindly donated by Deaf Services, a leading not-for-profit organisation providing support to Deaf and hard of hearing Australians across all age groups. With a vision of individuals and community empowered, connected and achieving, Deaf Services delivers programs and supports to enable the Deaf community to live full and independent lives. Find out more at www.deafservices.org.au.

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