Carly Findlay

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Photograph of a woman facing head-on to the camera shown from the waist up. Her dark curly hair is pulled back from her face. She has pink skin and is smiling at the camera. She wears a colourfull dress and a dark leather jacket with bright adornment. She holds the lapels of the jacket with both hands.Carly Findlay works as Melbourne Fringe’s Access Advisor. She works to educate artists, venues and the wider arts sector in creating accessible shows; and builds and maintains close relationships with Deaf and disabled artists.

Outside of Fringe, Carly is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. Her first book, a memoir called Say Hello, was released in January 2019. Carly edited the anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia with Black Inc Books, published in February 2021. She writes on disability and appearance diversity issues for news outlets including the ABC, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, SBS, CNN and Vogue. In 2020, Carly Findlay received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her work as a disability advocate and activist. She’s a new rollerskater, a lifelong Darren Hayes fan and has never met a cheese she didn’t like.

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