Carly Findlay: Blogging for Social Good and Illuminating the Public about Disability

Carly Findlay’s Frank Interview

Podcast Episode 17  – Interview featuring Social Good Blogger, Carly Findlay.

Carly Findlay Aussie Bloggers Podcast

Carly Findlay is a blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist. She challenges people’s thinking about what it’s like to have a visibly different appearance.

She’s written for many publications including The Guardian, Daily Life, The ABC, Mamamia, Frankie magazine and BlogHer. She’s used her blog to write about her skin condition, Ichthyosis, as well as promoted causes such as Love Your Sister and Donate Life.

Most recently, Carly was named as one of Australia’s most influential women in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2014. Carly received the 2010 and 2013 Yooralla Media Awards for Best Online Commentary for her body of disability focused writing. She also won the best personal blog category for Kidspot Voices of 2013, and the 2013 BUPA Health Activist award for Positive Life Change. She’s also been a finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

She organised Australia’s first Ichthyosis meet in 2015 – bringing together 75 people affected by the rare, severe skin condition Ichthyosis. 25 attendees had Ichthyosis. Friendships and support networks were formed.

In 2013 Carly was discriminated against by a taxi driver because of her skin. She wrote about this on her blog, took the case to the Human Rights Commission and made a complaint to the taxi company and the Victorian Taxi commission. One of the outcomes she wanted following her complaints was for improved disability training for taxi drivers. A video was made for the taxi company with Carly’s input, and disability-related complaints have since reduced. She is proud to have influenced the taxi industry and assisted passengers in this way.

She’s always interested in writing, speaking or consulting for your organisation. Contact Carly if you would (like we did), have her speak, write or consult for you.

How can you reach Carly? Send Carly an emailFacebook or Tweet her!

Want to hear more from Carly and how you too can grow your blog in a niche you are passionate about?

Head over to the Aussie Bloggers Podcast show and listen to our interview with the incredible Carly Findlay, Social Good Blogger Extraordinaire.

In this amazingly frank interview, Carly reveals things she’s never revealed before. She discusses:

  • Growing your readers and what it takes to get to 3 and a half million readers
  • Why she began blogging in the first place
  • How she went from blogger to freelancer
  • What it means to blog for social good
  • The opportunities you can get just through blogging
  • How to get involved in the blogging world
  • Working with brands and sponsors
  • How to fix things when it all goes wrong
  • The trials of living with a disability
  • Dealing with silent bullies

Subscribe and listen to this episode for free in iTunes today.

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