Say Hello

Say Hello

by Carly Findlay

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/01/2019

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A forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearancedue to a rare skin condition. Say hello to Carly.

'In fairytales,the characters who look different are often castas the villain or monsters. It's only when they shed their unconventional skinthat they are seen as "good" or less frightening. There are very fewstories where the character that looks different is the hero of the story ... I've been the hero of mystory - telling it on my own terms, proud about my facial difference anddisability, not wanting a cure for my rare, severe and sometimes confrontingskin condition, and knowing that I am beautiful even though I don't have beautyprivilege.'

This honest, outspoken and thought-provoking memoir by award-winning writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay will challenge all your assumptions and beliefs about what it is like to have a visibly different appearance.

Carly lives with a rare skin condition, Ichthyosis, and what she faces every day, and what she has to live with, will have you cheering for her and her courage and irrepressible spirit. This is both a moving memoir and a proud manifesto on disability and appearance diversity issues.

ISBN:
9781460755037
9781460755037
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-01-2019
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
235x155x27mm
Weight:
0.47kg
Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay is a blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist. She challenges people's thinking about what it's like to have a visibly different appearance. She has a loyal and ever growing national and international audience, having written for many publications including SBS, The Guardian, Daily Life, The ABC, Mamamia, Frankie magazine and BlogHer. She has also contributed to Rebecca Sparrow's book Ask Me Anything and Tara Moss' book Speaking Out.

She was named as one of Australia's most influential women in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2014. She received the 2010 and 2013 Yooralla Media Awards for Best Online Commentary for her body of disability-focused writing. (She declined the 2014 Yooralla Media Award for ethical reasons.) She also won the best personal blog category for Kidspot Voices of 2013, and the 2013 BUPA Health Activist award for Positive Life Change. She's also been a finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

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