Writers have explored their bodies through words in a variety of ways.
In this recording of awebinar held in July 2017 as part of the Write-ability Goes Regional and Online program, children’s book author Jessica Walton takes us through different examples of text and description and discusses how different approaches to writing about the body.
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About Jessica Walton
Jessica Walton is a picture book author, teacher, child of a trans parent, and proud queer disabled person. ‘Introducing Teddy’ (2016) is their first book, illustrated by the very talented Dougal MacPherson. Jess wrote it to help explain gender identity in a simple, positive way to their young son, after one of her parents came out as transgender. Jess lives in Melbourne with their wife, two kids, and Archie the cat.
Write-ability Goes Regional and Online is funded by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. Write-ability is also supported by the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.