My new book, Future Girl, will be released in October 2020. Future Girl is the art journal of Deaf sixteen-year-old Piper, a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage and drawings, woven into a deeply engaging coming-of-age story set in near-future Melbourne. Pre-order your signed copy which will be shipped in September 2020.
I paint quirky, sweet characters who’ll touch you and inspire you. I like to represent those of us who are different, to remind us that inclusion is for everyone. My work is available online in my shop.
I’m teaching a free online course in Auslan – Australian Sign Language. Learn basic signs in bite-sized lessons of around ten signs each.
My art journal is my best friend, my life coach and a visual extravaganza. I’ve developed a method of lazy journaling that still results in a stunning book. Learn online here.
I am the author of The Grimstones – an award winning junior fiction book series featuring my family of handmade gothic puppets.
I’ve written many articles about living a sustainable life, living creatively, and more. You’ll find them all via my guide to my blog.
I’ve just finished my book, Future Girl, which will be published by Allen & Unwin in October 2020.
‘A life-changing book for young Deaf and disabled people… of personal growth and pride – demonstrating the importance of the #OwnVoices movement.’
CARLY FINDLAY, OAM
Piper’s mum wants her to be ‘normal’, to pass as hearing and get a good job. But when peak oil hits and Melbourne lurches towards environmental catastrophe, Piper has more important things to worry about, such as how to get food.
When she meets Marley, a CODA (child of Deaf adult), a door opens into a new world – where Deafness is something to celebrate rather than hide, and where resilience is created through growing your own food rather than it being delivered on a truck.
As she dives into learning Auslan, sign language that is exquisitely beautiful and expressive, Piper finds herself falling hard for Marley. But Marley, who has grown up in the Deaf community yet is not Deaf, is struggling to find his place in the hearing world. How can they be together?
Future Girl is the art journal of sixteen-year-old Piper, a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage and drawings, woven into a deeply engaging coming-of-age story set in near-future Melbourne, created by me, Deaf writer, artist and activist.
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