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Carly Findlay
Works at Carlyfindlay.blogspot.com
Attended RMIT University
Lives in Melbourne Australia
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Tim McCallum on The Voice Australia. Have a think about why you think someone with a disability inspirational.
When Jessie J cried upon hearing 34 year old Tim McCallum's performance of Nessun Dorma on The Voice last Tuesday night, I immediately thought of Stella Young's stance on inspiration porn. You know, disabled people applauded for doing ordinary things. Like ...
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Poster children for disability charities.
  Lilith Black*, 37, feels forgotten by disability support providers, and does not get that support she was promoting as a poster child for a large Victorian disability organisation. She tells me wistfully that she was treated like a rockstar as a child, bu...
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Fangirl.
It was almost two years ago that I saw Tavi Gevison speak at the Melbourne Writers Festival . She was 17 at the time, and had equal amounts of wisdom and immaturity. I wrote about it here. Her words about fandom have stuck with me all this time. Being an av...
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Comic-Con: accessibility, appearance diversity, escapism and fitting in. (Plus a giveaway for the Melbourne event.)
I have been given tickets to Oz Comic-Con in exchange for writing this post. I have not been paid to write it, though I’ve done a truckload of research for it - it’s been a fun post to write!  I've taken the appearance diversity and disability view - someth...
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Winter days and a recipe for apple and pawpaw crumble
I am loving winter. Apparently it's one of the coldest starts to winter in Melbourne's history - with five degree mornings and days that barely reach the teens. I love rugging up and cooking cosy meals - soups and stews and naughty desserts have been on the...
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Five ways I manage my Ichthyosis in winter.
It's been a bitterly cold winter in Melbourne (and much of the East and South of Australia) this year. Winter weather started in May - so we've had a good two months of cold already, with two months to go! Brr! I really like the cold, but this year, I am ha...
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My unborn child has inspired me to think about disability and genetics and the value of a life.
I wrote this for the Amazing Babes event at the Emerging Writers Festival. Gosh I was nervous about reading it out. I cried when I read it to Adam (and so did he). And I choked up on stage. And I was scared about publishing it. Because these issues aren't d...
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Life hacks for managing chronic illness and disabilities.
I have to be innovative to manage Ichthyosis. My feet have been in excruciating pain. They went through their annual shed - the skin on the soles slowly came away. My brain worked and body moved but it hurt to walk. I'd been bathing them in saltwater and dr...
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A taxi driver restored my faith.
Last month I went to a conference in Canberra. I was a speaker there. I caught a taxi to and from the airport.  I had a long chat with the taxi driver on my way to the airport. I told him I am a writer. He asked if I've ever written about taxi drivers. Awkw...
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Winter days and a recipe for apple and pawpaw crumble
I am loving winter. Apparently it's one of the coldest starts to winter in Melbourne's history - with five degree mornings and days that barely reach the teens. I love rugging up and cooking cosy meals - soups and stews and naughty desserts have been on the...
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Writer, speaker, TV presenter, appearance activist.
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Writing, speaking, social media, TV presenting, interviewing, blogging, cooking, laughing, eating.
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  • Carlyfindlay.blogspot.com
    Writer, 2009 - present
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Melbourne Australia
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writer, blogger, speaker, community tv presenter, appearance activist, aspiring chef, music lover, fashionista, Ichthyosis, opinions are my own.
Education
  • RMIT University
    2012
  • Murray High School
  • La Trobe University
    2002
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Female