Editor Carly Findlay says: “I am so excited to announce the contributors for Growing Up Disabled in Australia. It was such an honour reading through over 360 submissions – one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. The quality of writing is extraordinary, and there is a definite hunger from disabled people to tell their stories (and to read others’ stories).
“Choosing the contributors was a hard task – I wish we could have included many more. I’m proud of everyone who submitted and encourage those who didn’t get into this anthology to keep writing and find other opportunities for their work.
“This anthology shows the diversity of disability – not just in terms of impairments, but also experiences. I took an intersectional approach when selecting the work.
“I can’t wait to launch this book and see these writers fly. I hope it creates a sense of identity and belonging to a community – for the contributors and for readers.
Emma Di Bernardo
Growing Up Disabled in Australia will be the fifth book in the highly acclaimed and bestselling ‘Growing Up’ series from Black Inc. It will be released in June 2020.