We've Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents
Over 15 per cent of Australian households have a parent with a disability, so why are their stories rarely heard in conversations about families and parenting? To celebrate the launch of We’ve Got This – the first major anthology of writing by parents with disabilities – a panel of the book’s contributors will discuss the complexities of parenting from this often overlooked perspective.
In We’ve Got This, twenty-five parents who identify as Deaf, disabled or chronically ill discuss the highs and lows of their parenting journeys. The result is a moving and empowering collection that captures all the joy, anxiety and love that comes with being a disabled parent – and reveals that often, the greatest obstacle is other people’s attitudes.
The anthology’s editor, musician Eliza Hull, will be joined by writer and academic Shakira Hussein, activist and educator Jax Jacki Brown, and speaker and creator of the ABC podcast Look Mum, No Hands Mandy McCracken for an inclusive and expansive discussion about their experiences of parenting while living with disability.
Babies and children are very much welcome at this lunchtime conversation.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
Date: Friday 4 March
Venue: The Wheeler Centre and wheelercentre.com