Portrait of Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay

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.  She has a loyal and ever-growing national and international audience, having written for SBS, the Guardian, Daily Life, the ABC, Mamamia, Frankie magazine, BlogHer and more. She has also contributed to Rebecca Sparrow's book Ask Me Anything and Tara Moss's book Speaking Out.

She was named as one of Australia's most influential women in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2014. She received the 2010 and 2013 Yooralla Media Awards for Best Online Commentary for her body of disability-focused writing. (She declined the 2014 Yooralla Media Award for ethical reasons.) 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 been a Best Australian Blogs finalist in 2011, 2012 and 2014.