Writers Victoria Writeability - Our Bodies, Our Stories

Jessica Walton is a picture book author, teacher, daughter of a trans parent, and proud queer disabled woman. In this video she discusses different approaches to writing about the body.

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Writers Victoria - Writeability Series

The award-winning Writeability program supports writers with disability wanting to develop their skills and writing careers.


Duration
1 hr 15 minutes

Writeability aims to remove some of the barriers that have traditionally prevented people with disability from connecting with writing and publishing. It provides tools and information to support people with disability who want to tell their own stories in their own way.

Jessica Walton is a picture book author, teacher, daughter of a trans parent, and proud queer disabled woman. 'Introducing Teddy' (2016) is her first book, illustrated by the very talented Dougal MacPherson. Jess wrote it to help explain gender identity in a simple, positive way to her young son, after one of her parents came out as transgender. Jess lives in Melbourne with her wife, her two kids, and Archie the cat.

In this recording of a webinar held in July 2017 as part of the Write-ability Goes Regional and Online program, children's book author Jessica Walton takes us through different examples of text and description and discusses how different approaches to writing about the body.

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