Book launch: Say Hello

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Carly Findlay - a woman with a red face and curly brown hair wearing a pink floral top against a white background and text in orange that reads 'Say Hello'

Carly Findlay
24 January 2019 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Carly Findlay
Join us in The Performance Space at The Wheeler Centre to help launch 'Say Hello', which is both a moving memoir and a proud manifesto on disability and appearance diversity by former Write-ability Fellow and tutor Carly Findlay.

Carly will be interviewed by Kevin Mitchell, an Australian recording artist who fronts alternative rock band Jebediah and also performs as his charming alter ego Bob Evans. 

The ticket price includes a copy of 'Say Hello', plus refreshments.

'In fairytales ,the characters who look different are often cast as the villain or monsters. It's only when they shed their unconventional skin that they are seen as "good" or less frightening. There are very few stories where the character that looks different is the hero of the story... I've been the hero of my story - telling it on my own terms, proud about my facial difference and disability, not wanting a cure for my rare, severe and sometimes confronting skin condition, and knowing that I am beautiful even though I don't have beauty privilege.'

– Carly Findlay


a woman with a red face, brown curly hair, in a pink floral top and orange skirt. Orange text reads 'Say Hello', and black text reads 'How I became my own fangirl; a memoir and manifesto on difference, acceptance, self-love and belief.'  About Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. She writes on disability and appearance diversity issues for publications including The 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 the history-making Access to Fashion - a Melbourne Fashion Week event featuring disabled models. Carly identifies as a proud disabled woman and lives with a rare severe skin condition, Ichthyosis.

Ticket (includes refreshment and a copy of 'Say Hello' $ 35.00

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