Carly Findlay is participating in the Pin Post and Pose initiative for International Day of People with Disability. She’s asking anyone with a blog to get involved, which is why I’m sharing this information with you.

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Carly Findlay (photo by Roger Findlay)

About Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay is the daughter of our regular contributor Roger, and his wife Jeanette. She suffers from a chronic illness called ichthyosis, a condition causing serious skin irritation and inflammation. But you’d be wrong to think Carly lets that stand in the way of achievement.

She is an accomplished writer, having both a website and a blog Tune Into Radio Carly. She is a sought-after public speaker and works in television as a presenter. She is currently studying part time for her Masters of Communication and has worked as a volunteer and mentor to others with disabilities. She is also crazy-passionate about bands and music!

Natural writing talent is obviously in the genes, and she has some awesome ideas. Living in Melbourne, but having visited Tasmania before, she hinted she might seek out some of the famous local produce at the Queen Victoria Market. But we’ll wait patiently for that story, because she’s a very busy woman.

Here is a shining example of what people can manage when they really set their mind to something. At such a young age, having so many achievements under her belt already… we can all learn something from Carly Findlay.

International Day of People with Disability

Official statement from the IDPwD website

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. The day also seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

IDPwD brings together individuals, businesses, community organisations, and governments from every corner of the world to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions, skills and achievements of people with disability.

In 1992, at the conclusion of the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons (1983-1992), the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.