International Day of People with Disability

Enjoy this video of last year's event starring Carly Findlay and Renay Barker-Mulholland.

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities, as well as to mobilise support for their inclusion and participation in society. IDPwD is a United Nations observed day held on 3 December each year.

The day also seeks to promote understanding and acceptance of disability issues and create support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.

To celebrate IDPwD 2022, we invited Carly Findlay to be interviewed by Renay Barker-Mulholland about their experiences and work as activists for disability inclusion. You can watch the wonderful event in our video below and we would love to thank both of our guests for this inspiring conversation.

About Carly

Carly Findlay OAM is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. Her first book, a memoir called Say Hellowas released in January 2019. 

Carly edited the anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia with Black Inc Books. 

She writes on disability and appearance diversity issues for news outlets including the ABC, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald and SBS.

In 2020, Carly Findlay received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her work as a disability advocate and activist.

Carly will be speaking at our libraries about her experiences and activism. 

About Renay

Renay Barker-Mulholland is an artist, writer, storyteller and creator.

Renay is a proud disabled, Biripi / Dungutti woman, and a staunch feminist who is dedicated to fighting for disability justice. 

Her work spans a variety of mediums with a varied style of delivery. But whatever the work, her stories are always intertwined and come from a Blak, Disabled, Intersectional feminist perspective.

Her artistic passions include writing, designing, styling, creating, and modeling wearable art, digital, multimedia work, and sculpture to name a few.

We are honoured to have her join us as our guest interviewer for this event.