New cover release!
By popular demand, I’ve worked with Black Inc to develop some alternative covers for Growing Up Disabled in Australia.
These covers are aimed at the (mostly non disabled) people who just can’t bear to #SayTheWord “disabled”.These new covers will save non disabled from any potential embarrassment or confusion about not seeing disabled people as people when buying the book.
There’s been so much concern by non disabled people that the word “disabled” in the title will affect sales. I am totally sharing their concerns – going to reprint two weeks after release just didn’t exceed my expectations of the book’s reach.
There are so many of you worried about the words disability and disabled, and we just can’t afford to lose you as readers. So we’ve centred non disabled voices for you to feel more welcome in our disability community by softening the language we use about ourselves. Nothing about you, without you, right?
You can buy Growing Up Differently Abled in Australia and Growing Up Special Needs in Australia from Black Inc.
While we’re on the topic of alternate covers, I’m considering changing my first book release’s title to “Ask me inappropriate questions before saying hello”.
Feeling #Blessed that so many non disabled people have told me how uncomfortable my disabled identity makes you – this is my way of making you more included and more comfortable.
I am thrilled to be a good ally to non disabled people.
Images: four photos of a book. The first is called Growing Up Differently Abled in Australia. The second is called Growing Up Special Needs in Australia. The third is called Growing Up We Can’t Say This Word in Australia. The fourth is called We don’t even see your disability in Australia. The book cover is an abstract drawing featuring pink, yellow and purple coloured scribbles on a teal background. The title is is in white capital handwritten style text in the middle of the book, and “edited by Carly Findlay” is in yellow text at the bottom of the book.