Please be assured that this event will still take place as an online event. If the in-person element is unable to happen, in-person tickets will transition to digital tickets.
One in five Australians has a disability, and yet the voices of people navigating disability in their life are drastically underrepresented in media and news.
Compiled by writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM, Growing Up Disabled in Australia is an anthology sharing diverse stories from over 40 writers with a disability or chronic illness.
Three of the book’s contributors will lead a conversation about the representation of disability and share some of their stories negotiating disability in their lives.
Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in Black Inc’s highly acclaimed Growing Up series, showcasing Own Voices and exploring what it is to grow up in Australia.
Important Event Information
This discussion will be held at Fringe Common Rooms and live-streamed to the Melbourne Knowledge Week social channels, meaning there are two ticket types available: in-person and digital. As live attendance is limited, due to COVID-19 restrictions, please be thoughtful as you decide which ticket type to reserve. If you reserve an in-person ticket and then are unable to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can return your ticket.
Attendees who register for a digital ticket will receive a link to join the livestream on the day before the event as well as an hour before this conversation. You do not require a social media account to join the digital conversation.
Fringe Common Rooms is an accessible venue. There will be an Auslan interpreter at this event and live-captioning for the livestream. We request that guests do not to wear fragrances if you're joining us in-person, as this is a low-fragrance event.
Warning: Contains some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction