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  • Ep 13 - Caroline Candusso - Paper Goddess. (LINK IN BIO) Caroline is the Creative Director of @papelpaperboy which was founded by her son, Augustin when he was 6. Together they create magnificent objects of art, and creating installations, working with fine and handmade paper. This is a gorgeous story of La Mama and The Boy. -
Their creations have been worn by @katemillerheidke  @mishbridges  @carlyFindlay and @miafreedman amongst others. -

You can follow PAPEL at:
@papelpaperboy 
Https://www.papelpaper.com
🎬 Video: https://vimeo.com/285245336
📸 photo credit: @elkavenue_weddings
  • Ep 13 - Caroline Candusso - Paper Goddess. (LINK IN BIO) Caroline is the Creative Director of @papelpaperboy which was founded by her son, Augustin when he was 6. Together they create magnificent objects of art, and creating installations, working with fine and handmade paper. This is a gorgeous story of La Mama and The Boy. -
    Their creations have been worn by @katemillerheidke @mishbridges @carlyFindlay and @miafreedman amongst others. -

    You can follow PAPEL at:
    @papelpaperboy
    Https://www.papelpaper.com
    🎬 Video: https://vimeo.com/285245336
    📸 photo credit: @elkavenue_weddings

  •  21  2  19 November, 2019
  • "Disability is complex. It doesn't look typical. And often physical and attitudinal barriers are more disabling than the diagnosis." @CarlyFindlay in her book #SayHello 
Carly Findlay is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. She identifies as a proud disabled woman – she lives with a rare, severe skin condition, ichthyosis. She is also co-host of a funny podcast, 'Refreshments Provided', which you should definitely listen to. 
Book Carly to speak at your event at speakingout.com.au
  • "Disability is complex. It doesn't look typical. And often physical and attitudinal barriers are more disabling than the diagnosis." @CarlyFindlay in her book #SayHello
    Carly Findlay is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. She identifies as a proud disabled woman – she lives with a rare, severe skin condition, ichthyosis. She is also co-host of a funny podcast, 'Refreshments Provided', which you should definitely listen to.
    Book Carly to speak at your event at speakingout.com.au

  •  22  1  15 hours ago
  • I had the pleasure and honor of meeting @carlyfindlay last year at Melbourne Fashion Week’s “Access to Fashion” show. Carly is a powerhouse of a woman! She is a speaker, author, creative talent, role model, and so much more! Thanks for meeting up with me for dinner, I had a blast catching up with you and eating all the yummy goodies! ♥️🥰
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Wellll, I just purchased her incredible book about her life “Say Hello” on Amazon! Yes, we can get this in the states 🇺🇸 !! I wish I could have had you sign it. Next time I’m in Australia, please and thank you! 🇦🇺 Beautiful headpieces by @papelpaperboy 🔥💜💜💜
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#carlyfindlay #sayhello #author #speaker #talent #fierce #melbournefashionweek #models #runway #melbourne #australia 🔥♥️💯 📚
  • I had the pleasure and honor of meeting @carlyfindlay last year at Melbourne Fashion Week’s “Access to Fashion” show. Carly is a powerhouse of a woman! She is a speaker, author, creative talent, role model, and so much more! Thanks for meeting up with me for dinner, I had a blast catching up with you and eating all the yummy goodies! ♥️🥰
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    Wellll, I just purchased her incredible book about her life “Say Hello” on Amazon! Yes, we can get this in the states 🇺🇸 !! I wish I could have had you sign it. Next time I’m in Australia, please and thank you! 🇦🇺 Beautiful headpieces by @papelpaperboy 🔥💜💜💜
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    #carlyfindlay #sayhello #author #speaker #talent #fierce #melbournefashionweek #models #runway #melbourne #australia 🔥♥️💯 📚

  •  76  6  18 October, 2019
  • Note: Carly was super, super busy and unavailable for an interview but I LOVE her book “Say Hello” and I love her work so I felt that I just had to include her as one of Booktoberfests inspirational authors.

In this video I discuss her fabulous work and why you should read her book and support her work 😊

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgavi3cMI_s&feature=youtu.be

#carlyfindlay #inclusion #diversity #representationinliterature #awesomeauthors #booktoberfest #sayhello
  • Note: Carly was super, super busy and unavailable for an interview but I LOVE her book “Say Hello” and I love her work so I felt that I just had to include her as one of Booktoberfests inspirational authors.

    In this video I discuss her fabulous work and why you should read her book and support her work 😊

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgavi3cMI_s&feature=youtu.be

    #carlyfindlay #inclusion #diversity #representationinliterature #awesomeauthors #booktoberfest #sayhello

  •  13  0  2 October, 2019
  • I made a two big decisions this week. 
1. To make my Instagram account public. I’ve been stewing on this one for years. I’m a private person but decided it was time to put myself out there a bit because of the amazing book people on Insta and wanting to link in with them more. 
2. I am trying my first ever photo challenge. #averybookishpostchallenge captured my eye and I decided to give it a go. BUT, of course by the time I decided it was 8 days in so I’m playing catch up.

This is day 1. ‘Say Hello’ was meant to be about introducing yourself, I think, but I chose to introduce a book by that title that I am currently reading. @carlyfindlay is a writer who I admire very much.

#bookstagram #averybookishpostchallenge #sayhello #carlyfindlay #photochallenge #australianwriters
  • I made a two big decisions this week.
    1. To make my Instagram account public. I’ve been stewing on this one for years. I’m a private person but decided it was time to put myself out there a bit because of the amazing book people on Insta and wanting to link in with them more.
    2. I am trying my first ever photo challenge. #averybookishpostchallenge captured my eye and I decided to give it a go. BUT, of course by the time I decided it was 8 days in so I’m playing catch up.

    This is day 1. ‘Say Hello’ was meant to be about introducing yourself, I think, but I chose to introduce a book by that title that I am currently reading. @carlyfindlay is a writer who I admire very much.

    #bookstagram #averybookishpostchallenge #sayhello #carlyfindlay #photochallenge #australianwriters

  •  27  5  8 September, 2019
  • With the finale of Melbourne Fashion Week 2019, I had cause to think back on my role as lead stylist in 2018’s Access to Fashion runway event...
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It’s been gratifying to see some go onto other projects such as @mylifewithwheels @blindgrit @melodys_creative_collabs and of course @carlyfindlay who initiated this groundbreaking event featuring models with disabilities. 🌟
Sadly though, I recall some of those who worked on the event who are no longer with us today. Thank you to them and to everyone who made the event such a special one. 🌟
  • With the finale of Melbourne Fashion Week 2019, I had cause to think back on my role as lead stylist in 2018’s Access to Fashion runway event...
    🌟
    It’s been gratifying to see some go onto other projects such as @mylifewithwheels @blindgrit @melodys_creative_collabs and of course @carlyfindlay who initiated this groundbreaking event featuring models with disabilities. 🌟
    Sadly though, I recall some of those who worked on the event who are no longer with us today. Thank you to them and to everyone who made the event such a special one. 🌟

  •  62  10  8 September, 2019
  • Say Hello - Carly Findlay 👗
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This forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir by award-winning writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay will challenge all your assumptions and beliefs about what it is like to have a  visibly different appearance. .
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This is really an excellent book, and I’ve been struggling on how to write a review that does it justice! I’ve followed Carly on social media for a while and heard her on a couple of podcasts, on which she’s always wonderful - and her book lived up to my expectations. She covers a lot of topics, from attending medical conferences as a kid, to her love for some particular Aussie bands, and her creation of an inclusive runway at Melbourne Fashion Week. The book ranges from joyous to angry to shocking (re some people’s gob-smacking ableist behaviour) to educational - it’s a really good balance of personal stories, disability pride for her disabled audience, and informative and potentially eye-opening stuff for her able-bodied readers. (Her response (which gets its own chapter) to people who ask (seriously) whether or not she can have sex is just gold.) She covers minor aggressions to systemic problems, and is just so generous in giving us able-bodied readers so much to work with (or work on). This book is a gem, and I can’t wait to see Carly talk at the Melbourne Writers Festival soon (on the topic of family, who are a lovely source of support and happiness in the book).
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#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramaustralia #bookreview #aussiebooks #australianauthor #australianliterature #memoir #carlyfindlay #sayhello #disabilityactivism #fightableism #disabilitypride #appearanceactivist #dogsandbooks
  • Say Hello - Carly Findlay 👗
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    This forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir by award-winning writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay will challenge all your assumptions and beliefs about what it is like to have a visibly different appearance. .
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    This is really an excellent book, and I’ve been struggling on how to write a review that does it justice! I’ve followed Carly on social media for a while and heard her on a couple of podcasts, on which she’s always wonderful - and her book lived up to my expectations. She covers a lot of topics, from attending medical conferences as a kid, to her love for some particular Aussie bands, and her creation of an inclusive runway at Melbourne Fashion Week. The book ranges from joyous to angry to shocking (re some people’s gob-smacking ableist behaviour) to educational - it’s a really good balance of personal stories, disability pride for her disabled audience, and informative and potentially eye-opening stuff for her able-bodied readers. (Her response (which gets its own chapter) to people who ask (seriously) whether or not she can have sex is just gold.) She covers minor aggressions to systemic problems, and is just so generous in giving us able-bodied readers so much to work with (or work on). This book is a gem, and I can’t wait to see Carly talk at the Melbourne Writers Festival soon (on the topic of family, who are a lovely source of support and happiness in the book).
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    #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramaustralia #bookreview #aussiebooks #australianauthor #australianliterature #memoir #carlyfindlay #sayhello #disabilityactivism #fightableism #disabilitypride #appearanceactivist #dogsandbooks

  •  72  0  2 September, 2019
  • Listening to this on audio and am learning so much. I’m gobsmacked at how rude and insensitive people can be and am hoping I haven’t been so mistakenly. I am reminded of when I told two disabled women that they were inspirational, but I meant because they are activists, travelling the world and fighting the fight, not because they get out of bed everyday, but now I am questioning my own internalised ableism. Would I have used that word if they were not disabled? If for example they were able bodied environmentalists or something? You are making me think Carly! The chapter on skin hunger really got to me. While I would never profess to understand the experience of a disabled person, I can understand the need to be touched and loved and of feeling lonely so I found the chapter particularly heart wrenching. Only halfway through so more tears are to come I’m sure (and hoorays!). Thanks for sharing your story Carly!  #carlyfindlay #bookstagram #sayhello #audiobooks #alwayslearning
  • Listening to this on audio and am learning so much. I’m gobsmacked at how rude and insensitive people can be and am hoping I haven’t been so mistakenly. I am reminded of when I told two disabled women that they were inspirational, but I meant because they are activists, travelling the world and fighting the fight, not because they get out of bed everyday, but now I am questioning my own internalised ableism. Would I have used that word if they were not disabled? If for example they were able bodied environmentalists or something? You are making me think Carly! The chapter on skin hunger really got to me. While I would never profess to understand the experience of a disabled person, I can understand the need to be touched and loved and of feeling lonely so I found the chapter particularly heart wrenching. Only halfway through so more tears are to come I’m sure (and hoorays!). Thanks for sharing your story Carly! #carlyfindlay #bookstagram #sayhello #audiobooks #alwayslearning

  •  7  0  4 hours ago
  • I was beyond excited to be meeting @carlyfindlay last night when she came to Warragul, to speak at an event I was attending run by the Baw Baw Shire.
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As I approached her, I could feel myself getting all nervous- I was totally star struck!! I have been following Carly for a long time now and have just finished reading her book ‘Say Hello’ (for the second time!!). If you haven’t read it yet, you must.
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Last night, she was talking to a group of business owners and disability workers on employing people with a disability. Her speech was thought provoking and honest. She shared her own experiences, and discussed issues that people with disabilities still face today when both applying for jobs and working in their chosen industry.
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Things are slowly changing, but we still have a long way to go in changing perceptions and expectations of what a disabled person has to offer when they are looking for a job.
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In many instances, the prejudice and discrimination they face far exceed the reality of their disability- expectations of what disabled people can actually do and achieve are often low. This negative view needs to change.
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I am so lucky in my business to be able to meet people like Carly. We chatted over dinner last night and then met up for a yummy brunch this morning. We had such a great time, discovering how much we had in common - one of these things being our absolute love of all things colour!
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It was such a wonderful experience meeting you Carly- you are so warm, gentle, funny and caring.. an absolutely beautiful person. I can’t wait to catch up with you again soon!
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#AmazingPeople #NewFriendship #DisabilityPride
  • I was beyond excited to be meeting @carlyfindlay last night when she came to Warragul, to speak at an event I was attending run by the Baw Baw Shire.
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    As I approached her, I could feel myself getting all nervous- I was totally star struck!! I have been following Carly for a long time now and have just finished reading her book ‘Say Hello’ (for the second time!!). If you haven’t read it yet, you must.
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    Last night, she was talking to a group of business owners and disability workers on employing people with a disability. Her speech was thought provoking and honest. She shared her own experiences, and discussed issues that people with disabilities still face today when both applying for jobs and working in their chosen industry.
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    Things are slowly changing, but we still have a long way to go in changing perceptions and expectations of what a disabled person has to offer when they are looking for a job.
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    In many instances, the prejudice and discrimination they face far exceed the reality of their disability- expectations of what disabled people can actually do and achieve are often low. This negative view needs to change.
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    I am so lucky in my business to be able to meet people like Carly. We chatted over dinner last night and then met up for a yummy brunch this morning. We had such a great time, discovering how much we had in common - one of these things being our absolute love of all things colour!
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    It was such a wonderful experience meeting you Carly- you are so warm, gentle, funny and caring.. an absolutely beautiful person. I can’t wait to catch up with you again soon!
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    #AmazingPeople #NewFriendship #DisabilityPride

  •  142  13  4 July, 2019
  • 👋🏼 Can’t wait to read ‘Say Hello’ by Carly Findlay! I’ve followed Carly online for a few years and I’m so excited for her and for this book! 😍
  • 👋🏼 Can’t wait to read ‘Say Hello’ by Carly Findlay! I’ve followed Carly online for a few years and I’m so excited for her and for this book! 😍

  •  31  2  15 June, 2019
  • I recently finished #sayhello by #carlyfindlay for my @wmn_online #bookclub (even though I can’t go to the discussion due to work! 🙄)
This book reminded me of the importance of not jumping to conclusions, but also the importance of not avoiding things we don’t know about - like disability. And that not everyone experiences the world in the same way. Carly you have shown me that it’s about focusing on the positive, and to remember people do what they do because of themselves, not because of you. I work in a job where I am in constant contact with people who have a disability and as someone who doesn’t have a disability, I value the insight that Carly has given me into a world I can’t possibly understand, but I’m trying to. 
#bookish #bookstagram #tuesday #justfinishedreading
  • I recently finished #sayhello by #carlyfindlay for my @wmn_online #bookclub (even though I can’t go to the discussion due to work! 🙄)
    This book reminded me of the importance of not jumping to conclusions, but also the importance of not avoiding things we don’t know about - like disability. And that not everyone experiences the world in the same way. Carly you have shown me that it’s about focusing on the positive, and to remember people do what they do because of themselves, not because of you. I work in a job where I am in constant contact with people who have a disability and as someone who doesn’t have a disability, I value the insight that Carly has given me into a world I can’t possibly understand, but I’m trying to.
    #bookish #bookstagram #tuesday #justfinishedreading

  •  31  3  4 June, 2019
  • I finished this over the weekend and I feel like I have so much to say, but also nothing at all.

I feel like Carly will put some people offside, and others will embrace what she has to say.  I came away from this understanding that Carly knows herself, her disability and what is right for her even though some people might not agree. 
Overall, the takeaway message is right there on the cover, Say Hello. Two words, so simple.

#sayhello #carlyfindlay #disabilities #weekendreading #book #recommendedbook #letsread #knowyourself #believeinyourself
  • I finished this over the weekend and I feel like I have so much to say, but also nothing at all.

    I feel like Carly will put some people offside, and others will embrace what she has to say. I came away from this understanding that Carly knows herself, her disability and what is right for her even though some people might not agree.
    Overall, the takeaway message is right there on the cover, Say Hello. Two words, so simple.

    #sayhello #carlyfindlay #disabilities #weekendreading #book #recommendedbook #letsread #knowyourself #believeinyourself

  •  24  2  13 May, 2019
  • I gave mum the audio version of Say Hello by Carly Findlay for Mother’s Day.
  • I gave mum the audio version of Say Hello by Carly Findlay for Mother’s Day.

  •  51  2  13 May, 2019
  • I literally just started reading @carlyfindlay book'Say Hello'. As an obese person I am discriminated against, laughed at, and so on and just live with it. Carly's words about smiling politely and saying hello are spot on. Just do it people, look past the outside and realise there are some very beautiful people that your missing out on knowing. off to read more of this book. I'm inspired.
#sayhello #carlyfindlay #beautifulpeople #
  • I literally just started reading @carlyfindlay book'Say Hello'. As an obese person I am discriminated against, laughed at, and so on and just live with it. Carly's words about smiling politely and saying hello are spot on. Just do it people, look past the outside and realise there are some very beautiful people that your missing out on knowing. off to read more of this book. I'm inspired.
    #sayhello #carlyfindlay #beautifulpeople #

  •  33  5  9 May, 2019

Top #carlyfindlay Posts

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@carlyfindlay expertly showing some styling options with our colourful Sports Blouses! Every one is made using donated lycra and diverts waste from landfill.
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Carly wears:
- FRUITY - (just 3 left!)
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- CRIMSON FLORAL -
(all sizes left - limited stock and selling fast)
- FAIRY FLOSS - (also available)
All in store + online now (link in profile 👆🏼)
  • 🍋🕶️🌺🌿🍊
    @carlyfindlay expertly showing some styling options with our colourful Sports Blouses! Every one is made using donated lycra and diverts waste from landfill.
    🍋🕶️🌺🌿🍊
    Carly wears:
    - FRUITY - (just 3 left!)
    &
    - CRIMSON FLORAL -
    (all sizes left - limited stock and selling fast)
    - FAIRY FLOSS - (also available)
    All in store + online now (link in profile 👆🏼)

  •  257  6  27 March, 2018
  • @carlyfindlay dropped into our Albert Park store yesterday to sign copies of her memoir 'Say Hello'! Carly's book discusses her own experiences living with a rare severe skin condition as well as discussing the wider public's perception of disability and appearance. A thought-provoking must read! #carlyfindlay #sayhello #independentbookstore #bookstagram
  • @carlyfindlay dropped into our Albert Park store yesterday to sign copies of her memoir 'Say Hello'! Carly's book discusses her own experiences living with a rare severe skin condition as well as discussing the wider public's perception of disability and appearance. A thought-provoking must read! #carlyfindlay #sayhello #independentbookstore #bookstagram

  •  74  2  14 February, 2019
  • ACCESS TO FASHION 
Almost twenty percent of Australians are disabled, but if you bought a magazine, consumed any media or went retail shopping, you would think that the disabled population was almost non-existent, or only existed in a medical setting. But we are here and are proud, and not surprisingly, we are buying and wearing clothes!
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Access to Fashion - Disability on the Runway is a Melbourne Fashion Week event that endeavours to solve the pervasive issue of disability exclusion in the fashion industry. The event which will be comprised of a panel discussion and runway show featuring disabled models, and will emphasise the need for accessibility and authentic representation, and highlight change makers and activists within the disabled community.
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While this event is to make a statement about disability access and inclusion, it is also about disability pride - disabled people coming together to celebrate themselves and eachother.
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The event will be run by writer, speaker, appearance advocate and clothes lover Carly Findlay, with the assistance of disabled and non disabled people.It will be held in Melbourne on 1 September at Library at the Dock. It will feature 15-20 disabled people modelling, and a panel of four discussing fashion.
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#accesstofashion #disabilityvisibility #disabilityawareness #disabilitypride #inclusion #fashion #fashionista #soldOut #fashionparade #fashionrunway #carlyfindlay #melbourne #australia #atlanta #detroit #dallas #sanfrancisco #chicago #orlando #florida #losangeles #newyork #newjersey #texas #utah
  • ACCESS TO FASHION
    Almost twenty percent of Australians are disabled, but if you bought a magazine, consumed any media or went retail shopping, you would think that the disabled population was almost non-existent, or only existed in a medical setting. But we are here and are proud, and not surprisingly, we are buying and wearing clothes!
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    Access to Fashion - Disability on the Runway is a Melbourne Fashion Week event that endeavours to solve the pervasive issue of disability exclusion in the fashion industry. The event which will be comprised of a panel discussion and runway show featuring disabled models, and will emphasise the need for accessibility and authentic representation, and highlight change makers and activists within the disabled community.
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    While this event is to make a statement about disability access and inclusion, it is also about disability pride - disabled people coming together to celebrate themselves and eachother.
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    The event will be run by writer, speaker, appearance advocate and clothes lover Carly Findlay, with the assistance of disabled and non disabled people.It will be held in Melbourne on 1 September at Library at the Dock. It will feature 15-20 disabled people modelling, and a panel of four discussing fashion.
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    #accesstofashion #disabilityvisibility #disabilityawareness #disabilitypride #inclusion #fashion #fashionista #soldOut #fashionparade #fashionrunway #carlyfindlay #melbourne #australia #atlanta #detroit #dallas #sanfrancisco #chicago #orlando #florida #losangeles #newyork #newjersey #texas #utah

  •  34  3  25 July, 2018
  • A study of activist, broadcaster, writer and public speaker @carlyfindlay - thanks again for posing for me Carly. Next stop, full portrait!
  • A study of activist, broadcaster, writer and public speaker @carlyfindlay - thanks again for posing for me Carly. Next stop, full portrait!

  •  133  14  28 December, 2017
  • Really enjoyed the Lester Group Event and giving a little talk @blackswanprize - I’m in seriously good company @artgallerywa 👍🏻✌🏻🎨
  • Really enjoyed the Lester Group Event and giving a little talk @blackswanprize - I’m in seriously good company @artgallerywa 👍🏻✌🏻🎨

  •  231  27  2 November, 2018