Write until you are heard

A photo of Jessica Walton
Jessica Walton
29 June 2017
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Jessica Walton

"Your voice is needed," says Write-ability tutor Jessica Walton. "We need disabled writers writing poetry, novels, essays, picture books, articles, blog posts and tweets. We need disabled characters that reflect the reality of our lives. We need to write ourselves on to every page and platform until our voices are heard.​"

Jessica Walton is a picture book author, teacher, daughter of a trans parent, and proud queer disabled woman. 'Introducing Teddy' (Bloomsbury, 2016) is her first book, illustrated by the very talented Dougal MacPherson. Jess wrote it to help explain gender identity in a simple, positive way to her young son after one of her parents came out as transgender.

Jess presented the Our Bodies, Our Stories webinar as part of the Write-ability Goes Regional and Online program.

Jess's writing tip

A photo of Jess Walton with the following text: Your voice is needed. We need disabled writers writing poetry, novels, essays, picture books, articles, blog posts and tweets. We need disabled characters that reflect the reality of our lives. We need to write ourselves on to every page and platform until our voices are heard.​

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