Carly Findlay is an award-winning blogger, writer, journalist and appearance activist. She is a proficient keynote speaker who holds a bachelor of E-Commerce and a Master of Communication. As a female disability advocate speaker, she challenges her audiences’ thinking about what it is like to have a disability or a different appearance. She shares her story with confidence, courage and humour.
Carly was born with a rare, severe skin condition called Ichthyosis form enthroderma. When she was 10 years old, she was diagnosed with another variation of Ichthyosis called Netherton’s Syndrome. After being discriminated against, Carly was inspired to use her voice as a female disability advocate speaker to educate others.
Moreover, Carly continues to challenge social media by writing numerous publications on her blog and other major publications. She helps us to see through the eyes and ears of marginalised people and takes her audience on a journey of empathy and realisation.
"Disability is part of my identity. It’s not a bad thing. It’s just like gender, race, sexuality and religion and color. It cannot be separated. I’m a proud disabled woman and I will speak about it. I will make you uncomfortable with politics and pride." - Carly Findlay
Carly has received the following awards:
· Australia’s Most Influential Women - Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2014.
· Yooralla Media Awards for Best Onliune Commentary in 2010 and 2013.
· BUPA Health Activist Award for Positive Life Change in 2013.
· Best Personal Blog Category for Kidspot Voices 2013.
Diversity Advocate · Female Entrepreneuer · Female Speaker · Blogger · Writter · Journalist · Apperance Activist · Activist · Disability advocate speaker · Entrepreneurship · Entrepreneur · Courage · Marginalised people · Appearance diversity · Confidence · Resilience