I’m a disabled writer. Of course I’m going to get involved in this trend, because I’m also a procrastinator!
Video: Carly, a woman with a red face and short dark curly hair, talking to the camera in two different settings – under a tree and at a cafe, alternating through the video. When under the tree, she’s wearing an apricot coloured top with coral coloured flowers and green leaves, and a denim skirt; and at the cafe, she’s wearing a pale blue top with colourful flowers and red apples on it. Scenes alternate between tree and table, in following order: 1. Carly’s holding a pile of her own books and books she’s written for – Say Hello, Growing Up Disabled in Australia, Growing Up African in Australia, the Quarterly Essay and Women of a Certain Rage; saying that she’s a disabled writer, of course disabled writers exist. 2. Carly is sitting with headphones on, holding a Say Hello audiobook, talking about how audiobooks are real books. 3. Shes holding the same stack of books as first scene, talking about how disabled writers are expected to write for free. 4. She’s got purple rimmed reading glasses on (gifted by @baileynelson), opening an empty notebook, saying she has many notebooks she hasn’t written in, and laughs. 5. She’s holding Say Hello and Growing Up Disabled in Australia, talking about how she makes all of her book events accessible and wishes non disabled people would do the same. 6. She’s holding children’s books by Anita Cameron and Judy Heumann, talking about how she always champions other disabled writers, encouraging people to buy books by disabled writers. There are captions on the video – white text on pink, above Carly’s head. The cover photo is Carly, smiling, sitting with headphones on, holding Say Hello audiobook.
Filmed and directed by Peta Hooke.