Notable Observances with Carly Findlay for International Womens Day
Notable Observances is a series of talks inspired by and aligned with selected United Nations designated International Days to promote international awareness and action on global issues right here in Melbourne.
Celebrate #EachforEqual this International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 with award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM. Among her many achievements, Carly was named one of Australia’s most influential women in Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards in 2014.
Carly joins us to talk about the importance of using our voices, finding inclusion in the arts and to discuss her journey of writing her book Say Hello. Currently working part-time as Melbourne Fringe’s Access and Inclusion Coordinator, Carly proudly identifies as a disabled woman and together, we support the IWD 2020 message:
“An equal world is an enabled world. Let’s all be #EachforEqual.”
DATE: Tuesday 10th March
NOTE: $5 of your ticket will be donated to http://findabed.com.au/
DURATION: 90 mins
WHERE: Balcony, Hotel Esplanade
About Our Speaker
Carly Findlay OAM is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. Her first book, a memoir called Say Hello, was released in Australia in January 2019. She is also editing Growing Up Disabled in Australia with Black Inc Books, out in June 2020. Carly works part time as Melbourne Fringe’s Access and Inclusion Coordinator. She writes on disability and appearance diversity issues for news outlets including the ABC, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and SBS. She was named as one of Australia’s most influential women in the 2014 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards in 2014. She has appeared on ABC TV’s You Can’t Ask That and Cyberhate with Tara Moss, and has been a regular on various ABC radio programs. She has spoken at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Writers Festival, the University of Western England and Melbourne University – to name a few. She organised the history-making Access to Fashion – a Melbourne Fashion Week event featuring disabled models. She has a Master of Communication and Bachelor of eCommerce. Carly identifies as a proud disabled woman. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
IMAGE > Portrait of Carly Findlay. Photograph by Rick Guidotti.
ACCESSIBILITY: Lift access is available through the public bar on the ground floor (left side of stairs at main entrance)
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**Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior**
This is a collaboration with Linden New Art and Espy Arts Program, bringing together St Kilda's cultural heart of art and connection.
We acknowledge the lands on which we present this work are the lands of the Yaluk-ut Weelam people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and future.