Growing Up Disabled in Australia
Publisher: Black Inc Books
Published: February 2021
Growing Up Disabled in Australia – the fifth instalment in Black Inc’s acclaimed Growing Up series – is a remarkable collection of stories, essays, graphic art, and poetry that gives voice to many different experiences of disability. The Social Model of Disability is the underpinning premise of this collection, and many of the stories highlight the experiences of disabled people navigating a world designed for an able-bodied population. Western Australian writers are brilliantly represented with outstanding contributions from Sandi Parsons, Patrick Gunasekera, Jordan Steele-John and Marla Bishop.
Growing Up Disabled in Australia is an illuminating experience for readers, and the quality of the writing throughout is exceptional. Reading this book is a journey that is joyous, heartbreaking, infuriating, hilarious and poignant. Above all, it incites a sense of thoughtfulness and curiosity about the rich stories it shares from voices underrepresented in Australian media and literature.
More information about the Social Model of Disability can be found on the People with Disability Australia (PWDA) website: https://pwd.org.au/resources/disability-info/social-model-of-disability/