* CONTENT WARNING: This episode mentions violence, online abuse, suicide, disability hate speech/hate crime *
Carly Findlay is a writer, speaker, influencer and appearance activist, and someone who dedicates a lot of her time educating others on a number of disability-related issues.
Carly was born with ichthyosis, a rare genetic disorder that affects the skin, eyes, ears, digestive system, temperature and metabolism. Living with ichthyosis comes with many challenges, however one that Carly unfortunately has to live with daily is the shocking bullying that she faces both in person and online. In today’s episode, she generously shares some of her experiences and how she has dealt with the comments, stares, and unsolicited advice regularly given to her.
Carly also educates us on how we can better approach the topic of disability and how we can be more inclusive as a society and in the media to make sure everyone is represented and treated fairly. She also gives some beautiful and helpful advice to anyone who may need a little reminder to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin, which is something we’re extremely passionate about at Kic.
Check out Carly’s books ‘Say Hello’ and ‘Growing Up Disabled in Australia’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.