{"id":4644711727222,"title":"Growing Up Disabled in Australia","handle":"growing-up-disabled-in-australia","description":"\u003ch3 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA rich collection of writing from those negotiating disability in their lives – a group whose voices are not heard often enough\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘My body and its place in the world seemed normal to me. Why wouldn’t it?’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘I didn’t grow up disabled; I grew up with a problem. A problem that those around me wanted to fix.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘We have all felt that uncanny sensation that someone is watching us.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘The diagnosis helped but it didn’t fix everything.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘Don’t fear the labels.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘That identity, which I feared for so long, is now one of my greatest qualities.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘I had become disabled – not just by my disease, but by the way the world treated me. When I found that out, everything changed.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOne in five Australians has a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature. In\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGrowing Up Disabled in Australia\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e– compiled by writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM – more than forty writers with a disability or chronic illness share their stories, in their own words. The result is illuminating.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eContributors include senator Jordon Steele-John, paralympian Isis Holt, Dion Beasley, Sam Drummond, Astrid Edwards, Sarah Firth, El Gibbs, Eliza Hull, Gayle Kennedy, Carly-Jay Metcalfe, Fiona Murphy, Jessica Walton and many more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGrowing Up Disabled in Australia\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.blackincbooks.com.au\/news\/powerful-life-stories-growing-series\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.blackincbooks.com.au\/news\/powerful-life-stories-growing-series\"\u003eGrowing Up series\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2021-02-09T14:24:47+11:00","created_at":"2021-02-09T12:49:50+11:00","vendor":"Obus","type":"Book","tags":["Autumn21","Book","Carly Findlay"],"price":2999,"price_min":2999,"price_max":2999,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32235057905782,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"21187","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Growing Up Disabled in Australia","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":2999,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":3,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0343\/3193\/products\/cover_3d568769-75d0-48d9-b514-5bfa9cee83ac.jpg?v=1612835785"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0343\/3193\/products\/cover_3d568769-75d0-48d9-b514-5bfa9cee83ac.jpg?v=1612835785","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":7469967343734,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.643,"height":3000,"width":1928,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0343\/3193\/products\/cover_3d568769-75d0-48d9-b514-5bfa9cee83ac.jpg?v=1612835778"},"aspect_ratio":0.643,"height":3000,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0343\/3193\/products\/cover_3d568769-75d0-48d9-b514-5bfa9cee83ac.jpg?v=1612835778","width":1928}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003ch3 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA rich collection of writing from those negotiating disability in their lives – a group whose voices are not heard often enough\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘My body and its place in the world seemed normal to me. Why wouldn’t it?’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘I didn’t grow up disabled; I grew up with a problem. A problem that those around me wanted to fix.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘We have all felt that uncanny sensation that someone is watching us.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘The diagnosis helped but it didn’t fix everything.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘Don’t fear the labels.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘That identity, which I feared for so long, is now one of my greatest qualities.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e‘I had become disabled – not just by my disease, but by the way the world treated me. When I found that out, everything changed.’\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOne in five Australians has a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature. In\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGrowing Up Disabled in Australia\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e– compiled by writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM – more than forty writers with a disability or chronic illness share their stories, in their own words. The result is illuminating.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eContributors include senator Jordon Steele-John, paralympian Isis Holt, Dion Beasley, Sam Drummond, Astrid Edwards, Sarah Firth, El Gibbs, Eliza Hull, Gayle Kennedy, Carly-Jay Metcalfe, Fiona Murphy, Jessica Walton and many more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eGrowing Up Disabled in Australia\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.blackincbooks.com.au\/news\/powerful-life-stories-growing-series\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.blackincbooks.com.au\/news\/powerful-life-stories-growing-series\"\u003eGrowing Up series\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e"}