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Pill Pop: Growing Up Disabled in Australia

‘This book will change history. It’s the first of its kind in Australia. And I hope it won’t be the last. We deserve better representation in literature.’

Edited by writer, speaker and appearance activist Carly Findlay, the new anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia captures the complexity and nuance of life with disability, reflected by its diverse range of more than 40 contributors. The landmark anthology offers disabled people of all backgrounds and life experiences a chance to see themselves reflected on the page, in a world that should – but often doesn’t – accommodate impairment as an expected aspect of human diversity.

Join Findlay – alongside contributors Lucy Carpenter and Jane Rosengrave – for a special live recording of the Pill Pop podcast, with hosts Silvi Vann-Wall and Izzie Austin.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

A break room will be available for audience members at this event. 

The bookseller for this event is The Paperback Bookshop.

Pill Pop: Growing Up Disabled in Australia

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venue capacity is unfortunately limited. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ups or a waitlist as may have been the case in the past. Read more about our live events plan here. Check our website, follow us on social media or sign up to our e-newsletter The Wheeler Weekly for updates and any late ticket releases.

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Portrait of Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay OAM is a writer, speaker and appearance activist. She is the author of memoir Say Hello and the editor of Growing Up Disabled in Australia. She has been published in the ABC, the Guardian, the Age, the Sydney Morning HeraldCNN and Vogue.

Portrait of Lucy Carpenter

Lucy Carpenter

Lucy Carpenter is an aspiring writer with Albinism who is currently completing her Bachelor of Professional Communication and hopes to work in the media industry and continue advocating for disability awareness.

Portrait of Jane Rosengrave

Jane Rosengrave

Jane Rosengrave is a proud Yorta Yorta woman and disability advocate. Jane lives with an intellectual disability and is widely respected for her fearless advocacy regarding violence against people with disability.

Portrait of Silvi Vann-Wall

Silvi Vann-Wall

Silvi Vann-Wall is an audio producer and podcaster, with a strong journalism background. She loves making weird and wonderful audio and is usually found with headphones on. She has lived with a chronic illness for ten years and this informs her current work.

Portrait of Izzie Austin

Izzie Austin

Izzie Austin is a zinester and postgraduate student who grew up in Brisbane with several cats, and now lives in Brunswick with just one cat. They are currently undertaking a PhD in cinema studies and working on Pill Pop – a podcast about chronic illnesses, including their own messed-up pancreas.

Mic Drops

Beloved for their sense of proximity, their active listenership, portability and ambitiously-crafted audio, podcasts have a unique ability to keep listeners in the company of their own choosing – and to render mundane tasks bearable.

In celebration of all things podcasts and audible, Mic Drops brings together podcasting’s best and brightest to share their thoughts and insights on the art (and business) of listening.


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