Growing Up Disabled in Australia

Growing Up Disabled in Australia

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'My body and its place in the world seemed quite normal to me.'
‘I didn’t grow up disabled, I grew up with a problem. A problem those around me wanted to fix.’
‘We have all felt that uncanny sensation that someone is watching us.’
‘The diagnosis helped but it didn’t fix everything.’
‘Don’t fear the labels.’


One in five Australians have a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature.

Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. It includes interviews with prominent Australians such as Senator Jordon Steele-John and Paralympian Isis Holt, poetry and graphic art, as well as more than 40 original pieces by writers with a disability or chronic illness.

Contributors include Dion Beasley, Astrid Edwards, Jessica Walton, Carly-Jay Metcalfe, Gayle Kennedy and El Gibbs.

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    Growing Up Disabled in Australia Reviews

  • Carly Findlay

    Editor’s reviewI am the editor of Growing Up Disabled in Australia. This anthology is part of Black Inc’s Growing Up ... in Australia series.The anthology features prose, poetry and art by, and in...

  • Em

    I love this book. Wouldn’t it be amazing if it could be an annual anthology? More disabled stories by disabled people please. I need to buy a physical copy (the audible version is wonderful) but I n...

  • Jaclyn

    The beauty of the Growing Up in Australia series, on my reading at least, is the individual essays and other writings that read as micro-memoirs all tethered to this specific discussion about identity...

  • Rob De

    Grabbed me from the first story. It was simply the best anthology I have read!...

  • Claire Edwards

    I wish everyone would read this. So we would stop thinking stupid things about ourselves, or stop saying really insensitive things to others. But mostly it just reminds us not to think of disability o...

  • Catherine Sareen

    A good read. Thought provoking This was a wonderful read. Something for all different reading styles here. Thought provoking. Would recommend to my friends. 5 stars. ...

  • Cass Moriarty

    Growing Up Disabled in Australia (Black Inc 2021) is the latest in the anthology series depicting diverse experiences of Australian life, this publication edited by Carly Findlay. Featuring some famou...

  • Pauline [paulineisreading]

    4.5 Stars | Carly Findlay has collated a stunningly diverse and insightful anthology, told from the perspectives of those living with disability. She took an intersectional approach when selecting the...

  • Ruby

    Omg, this book had me almost in tears at points, and at other points I wanted to high five people. What a wonderful, affirming, brilliant community of writers, and what an amazing anthology. This is a...

  • Tristan Clare

    I swallowed this book whole. As a person who also grew up with a disability in Australia I was interested to read this. I could relate to the submissions about blindness as that is my particular disab...