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DiVine is an exciting, fun and innovative website written by and for people with a disability. Here you can read more about our regular writers.
I enjoy writing and communicating to people with disabilities what is possible, even with a severe disability. I have degrees in teaching and journalism and have had articles published in the 'Herald Sun' and 'The Age'. I get a kick out of keeping active, living life to the full and refusing to be a victim.
I was lucky to survive my birth, and entered this world with a one-third hearing loss in both ears. I was educated at Xavier College, Melbourne, and later studied farm management and environmental science. I left the city straight after HSC to go jackerooing and spent roughly eight years travelling around Australia doing seasonal work and following the good weather.
I'm blind and have a seeing-eye dog named Zora. I completed an arts degree at Monash University, majoring in English. I've also studied psychology and behavioural studies subjects. I've always enjoyed writing. I've had articles, short stories and poems published in magazines. Through writing for Divine, I hope to combine my passion for helping others, and my interest in psychology.
After more than 20 years with a debilitating chronic illness, I'm still trying to find ways to live well. I strive to make meaning from my experiences but it doesn't always work. Visual art fascinates me and I also like playing with words. I'm curious about how people see the world, the marks we make and the stories we tell.
I'm a manufacturing graduate. After years working in this industry, I needed to find something better suited to my physical abilities. I began my own craft business. I now work from home, selling my handmade creations via my online shop and at various craft markets. I only discovered my love of creative writing after starting a craft blog.
I am an appearance activist, blogger and freelance writer, community TV presenter and lover of cooking, live music, fashion and Darren Hayes. I hold a Masters of Communication majoring in journalism and new media. I blog at http://carlyfindlay.blogspot.com and tweet from @carlyfindlay.
I have had a life-long love of writing which I followed most recently by studying a BA Honours in English. However, I have worked mostly in administration. I have been married since 2009. I have cerebral palsy and would most like to write about the emotions, frustrations and achievements of life for myself and others.
In a past life I completed a commerce degree and postgraduate studies. I can no longer work in that field, but that's fine. I despise it anyway. Interests range from politics (for good rather than evil) to history. Indulgences include music and reading. I try to present fresh perspectives and infuse humour in my writing.
Since writing poetry about the colour green at the age of seven, I have written my way through the entire rainbow. I've also scripted theatre shows, written for radio, have worked in advertising and as a journalist on a disability newspaper. The loss of my vision has not closed my eyes to the world around me.
I have fought bushfires racing up the hills around Heyfield. I have scheduled television commercials in freezing Ballarat. I have even tossed bean sprouts in a shed in Sydney. I now live in rural Victoria where I write science fiction. Literature, science, technology, the environment and gardening are some of my many interests.