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A forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearancedue to a rare skin condition. Say hello to Carly. 'In fairytales,the characters who look different are often castas the villain or monsters. It's only when they shed their unconventional skinthat they are seen as "good" or less frightening. There are very fewstories where the character that looks different is the hero of the story ... I've been the hero of mystory - telling it on my own terms, proud about my facial difference anddisability, not wanting a cure for my rare, severe and sometimes confrontingskin condition, and knowing that I am beautiful even though I don't have beautyprivilege.' This honest, outspoken and thought-provoking 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. Carly lives with a rare skin condition, Ichthyosis, and what she faces every day, and what she has to live with, will have you cheering for her and her courage and irrepressible spirit. This is both a moving memoir and a proud manifesto on disability and appearance diversity issues.
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Say Hello | Carly Findlay
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❤️midwest in the USA
🧡in my 30s and so happy to be out of the turbulent 20s. Phew.
💛I teach at a college and write 📝
💜suuuuper uncreative! First name plus last first initial.


Say Hello | Carly Findlay
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New book friends are the best! Everyone please give these new Littens a warm welcome. Happy Reading!


CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy everyone! 📚 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hello & Welcome 💖📚💖 5mo
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TheSpineView Welcome everyone to Litsy! 💖📚 5mo
Ddzmini Welcome to Litsy happy reading 📖 😋 5mo
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#LitsyFamily, I have another incredibly wonderful long-time close friend of mine who has joined us 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Please give a warm welcome to @NYzTRiNiTY 🤗! She‘s a #NYC lady again after having been in Oklahoma for awhile.

I‘d tag all 6,000+ of you amazing Littens, but my fingers would revolt 🙈, so if I could just tag a few of you, could we get a #WelcomeWagon going? Thank you! 😁

IamIamIam 😁😁 Welcome!!! 6mo
JenlovesJT47 Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY !! 🤗 6mo
guinsgirlreads Welcome @NYzTRiNiTY !! 👏🏻 Thank you @MrBook !! 🙏🏻 6mo
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Kaylamburson Welcome to Litsy, @NYzTRiNiTY !! I hope you live it here!! A few other wonderful Littens to follow: @swishandflick @robinb @Onlaughterandliteracy 6mo
Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy, @NYzTRiNiTY ! This is such a great place. Thanks for the tag, @MrBook ! 6mo
cobwebmoth @NYzTRiNiTY Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Alfoster Welcome! And thanks @MrBook !👏👏👏 6mo
Rachel.Rencher Welcome @NYzTRiNiTY ! 😊📚🎉 6mo
EadieB Welcome to Litsy - a great place with great people! Enjoy! 6mo
TracyReadsBooks Thank you for the tag @MrBook and welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY! I hope you enjoy this wonderful community! 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @NYzTRiNiTY welcome to Litsy! Can‘t wait to see your posts! 💕 💕 6mo
Texreader Welcome @NYzTRiNiTY ! You‘ll love it here! 6mo
Lynnsoprano @NYzTRiNiTY Welcome to our Litsy family! 6mo
JacqMac Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY ! 6mo
TheSpineView Welcome to Litsy! So glad to have you! @NYzTRiNiTY Thanks @MrBook for the tag! 6mo
jb72 Welcome! 6mo
MidnightBookGirl Welcome @NYzTRiNiTY ! I lived i. Oklahoma for 10 years, but I am back on the East Coast too. 6mo
robinb Happy you‘re here @NYzTRiNiTY ! 👋Thanks for the tag @Kaylamburson ! 😘 I‘ll tag @LapReader and @JacintaMCarter .😊 6mo
Jas16 Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY 6mo
BethFishReads Hello!!!! 6mo
Robothugs Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Gissy Welcome @NYzTRiNiTY to this wonderful book family📚📚📚🎈🎈🎈🎉🎊👏👏👏👏👏 6mo
Kaye Welcome 💕 6mo
Reecaspieces Whoop! 6mo
SamHeartCoffee Hi @NYzTRiNiTY ! Welcome! Litsy is sooooo much fun! Thanks for the tag, @Avanders ! 😘 6mo
suvata @NYzTRiNiTY W E L C O M E T O L I T S Y (edited) 6mo
Chrissyreadit Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY ! Thanks @Avanders ! 6mo
aschermetz Welcome to Litsy!!!! 6mo
JoScho Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY I hope you love it here! 💕 Thanks for the tag @MrBook 😊 6mo
TheBookHippie Welcome!!! 6mo
Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY ! 6mo
heikemarie Wooo welcome @NYzTRiNiTY ! I‘m in NJ so we‘re neighbors. Looking forward to chatting about books with you! Thanks for the tag @Avanders , have you said hi yet @bullbunny ? ☺️ 6mo
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY 👋🏻 6mo
mcipher Welcome @NYzTRiNiTY ! Hope you love it here!! 6mo
BethM @MrBook single handedly growing Litsy! Welcome to the family @NYzTRiNiTY ! Thanks @Avanders 😘 6mo
tpixie @NYzTRiNiTY Welcome to Litsy!! 🥳📚🥳 6mo
DivineDiana @NYzTRiNiTY Glad you are joining us! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6mo
julesG Welcome to the Litsy family @NYzTRiNiTY 🎉 6mo
LeahBergen Hello, @NYzTRiNiTY 👋🏻 and thanks for the tag, @Avanders ! 😘 6mo
LauraJ Hello @NYzTRiNiTY 📚Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Sarah83 Welcome to the family @NYzTRiNiTY @Avanders thanks for tagging me 😁 6mo
mrp27 Welcome! @NYzTRiNiTY 6mo
JazzFeathers Welcome @NYzTRiNiTY l'm sure you'll find you tribe here! Have a look around and find an hashtag for the kind of books that you like to read, and you'll be all set. In case you like Tolkien, my group's hashtag is #YearOfTolkien 6mo
Sungirl79 Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY 😊 6mo
CaramelLunacy Welcome to Litsy @NYz! Looking forward to seeing what you are reading! 6mo
Birdsong28 Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY 🎉🎊📚📖 6mo
Kappadeemom Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
Eggs Thanks for the tag @MrBook ! 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 @NYzTRiNiTY ! 6mo
Meaw_catlady Thanks for the tag! Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY this is an amazing community! 💕💕💕 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Welcome @NYzTriNity! Thanks for the tag @MrBook. 6mo
Craftylikefox Welcome to Litsy @NYzTRiNiTY 🤗📚🎉 6mo
Pamwurtzler Thanks for the tag! Welcome @NYzTRiNiTY ! 6mo
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Say Hello | Carly Findlay
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#LitsyFamily! I‘m so happy right now 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🕺!

One of my all-time best friends has now joined Litsy!
Please say hi to @AmyRebecca and give her a follow ☺️. She‘s so awesome!

She‘s a fellow hardcore bibliophile who is in Florida and is looking for more positive and bookish friends, and you all definitely fit this bill.

Welcome Train please? If I tagged all 6,500 of you wonderful Littens, I‘d be up all night. 🙈


Robothugs Welcome to Litsy @AmyRebecca 😊 6mo
TheReadingMermaid Welcome @AmyRebecca !!! I'm sure you will just love it here 💗🤗💗 6mo
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cobwebmoth @AmyRebecca Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
TK421 @AmyRebecca Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Reecaspieces Welcome to the wonderful world of nerds...uh....book people! You will love love love this place! 6mo
EadieB @AmyRebecca Welcome to Litsy! Any friend of @MrBook is a friend of mine for sure! 6mo
TheSpineView Welcome to Litsy @AmyRebecca So glad to have you here! Litsy truly is the best book community around! 💜📚 6mo
guinsgirlreads Yay! Welcome @AmyRebecca !! 🥂Enjoy! Thanks for the tag @MrBook ! 🍻 6mo
Kaylamburson Welcome to Litsy!!!! Any friend of @MrBook is a friend of ours! @AmyRebecca 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Welcome @AmyRebecca ! Thanks for the tag @MrBook . 😃📚📖 6mo
DeeLew Hello!! Welcome @AmyRebecca 😃 This is a great community. Any friend of @MrBook is a friend of ours 💙 📚📚📚🙌🏻 6mo
mrp27 Welcome to Litsy!! 📚📚📚 @AmyRebecca (edited) 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy @AmyRebecca 🎊🎊🎊 6mo
Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy, @AmyRebecca ! Thanks for the tag, @MrBook ! 6mo
Chrissyreadit Welcome to Litsy @AmyRebecca ! 6mo
AmyRebecca Aww thank you so much! I am excited to be part of this and to meet all of you fellow book lovers! I appreciate the warm welcome, my dear friend @MrBook ! 6mo
merelybookish Welcome @AmyRebecca! Any friend of @MrBook is a friend of Litsy! 6mo
Jas16 Welcome to Litsy @AmyRebecca 6mo
BookHoarder32 Welcome @AmyRebecca ! 🎉 we have cookies and books ☺️ 🍪📚 6mo
Branwen Hello and welcome @AmyRebecca !!! 🤗💕 6mo
JacqMac Welcome to Litsy @AmyRebecca 🥂 6mo
jb72 Welcome! 🎈 6mo
Kshakal Welcome to the litsy family @AmyRebecca 💖 6mo
BooknerdsLife Hello and welcome to Litsy 🙌🏼💕📚 @AmyRebeca 🤗 & Thank you for the tag @MrBook ☺️💛 6mo
tpixie Thanks for the tag @MrBook Welcome to the best place for bookworms @AmyRebecca 🥳♥️📚 Be sure and post something, so we can say Hi !! (edited) 6mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy @AmyRebecca 🌼 6mo
Avanders Welcome! (Thx for the tag! 🤗🤗)Since it's impossible to avoid duplicates at this point ;p I won't even try... but here're some fun people to follow if you're not already! (don't forget @litsyhappenings ): @samheartcoffee @mabell @slategreyskies @xicanti @Ms_T @maleficentbookdragon @kaye @wanderingbookaneer @drnkpnkprincess @jenlovesjt47 @jenp @thekidupstairs @chrissyreadit @tk421 @cobwebmoth @mommamanzi @bethm @mollyanna @kalalalatja @soubhiville 6mo
LibrarianRyan Eli @AmyRebecca Welcome welcome 6mo
WanderingBookaneer @AmyRebecca , @BookishMarginalia and I also live in Florida. (Close to Sarasota.) 6mo
Kaye Welcome 🌸 6mo
mcipher @AmyRebecca Welcome to Litsy! Hope you love it here. 😊 6mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👋 and welcome @AmyRebecca 💐 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Welcome!!🌻 @AmyRebecca (edited) 6mo
RainyDayReading Welcome to Litsy @AmyRebecca 6mo
Cinfhen Hi @AmyRebecca what‘s your favorite genre??? And thanks for thinking of me @MrBook 💕💕 6mo
Erofan Welcome @AmyRebecca 📚💕 6mo
Louise Welcome to our bookish community, @AmyRebecca! 📚📔🖋📝💛 6mo
ReadWithAJ Glad you joined us. I‘m new too. @AmyRebecca 6mo
LeahBergen Hello, @AmyRebecca ! 👋🏻 6mo
Vinjii Hello @AmyRebecca 🙌 6mo
Gissy Welcome @AmyRebecca 🎈🎈🎈🎉🎊🎉🎊👏👏👏👏 6mo
TrishB Hi 🙋‍♀️ 6mo
Birdsong28 Welcome @AmyRebecca 🎉🎊📚📖 6mo
Rissreads Hello 👋 6mo
mabell Thank you for the tag @Avanders ! Welcome @AmyRebecca ! 🎉🎉 6mo
JoScho Thanks for the tag and welcome to Litsy @AmyRebecca I hope you love it here as much as we do! 💕 6mo
Mdargusch Welcome! This is such a great place to discuss all things bookish! 6mo
JenlovesJT47 Welcome to Litsy @AmyRebecca !! 6mo
Sharpeipup @AmyRebecca welcome to Litsy! What part of Florida are you in? 6mo
Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family, Florida chapter, @AmyRebecca Where in Florida are you located? 6mo
AmyRebecca @Robothugs thank you 6mo
Lola Welcome to Litsy! So much bookish goodness to be had! 6mo
Andrew65 Welcome to Litsy 🤗 @AmyRebecca, you will love it here. Thanks for the tag @MrBook 😊 6mo
SamHeartCoffee Welcome, @AmyRebecca ! Litsy is mega-fun! Thanks for the tag, @Avanders ! 😘 6mo
Sharpeipup @Lynnsoprano what part of Florida are you in? 6mo
Lynnsoprano @Sharpeipup I‘m in Wellington in Palm Beach County. Where are you? 6mo
aschermetz Welcome to Litsy, @AmyRebecca!! 6mo
Sharpeipup @Lynnsoprano The Orlando area 6mo
slategreyskies Thanks for the tag, @Avanders !! Welcome to Litsy, @AmyRebecca ! I think you‘ll like it here! :) 6mo
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Welcome to the #LitsyFamily! We‘re so glad you‘re here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. Everyone please go to this new litten‘s page to start the #whotofollow train! #LitsyWelcomeWagon


Les_get_reading Thank you, friends! 💛📚 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to the fam jam 📚💖 6mo
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SW-T Welcome to Litsy everyone! 😊 6mo
Ddzmini Welcome to Litsy happy reading 📖 😋 6mo
Marilyncjackson Welcome to Litsy 6mo
TheSpineView Welcome everyone to Litsy! 💜📚 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy everyone! 📚 6mo
The_Literary_Jedi Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
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This book gave me so much food for thought. It‘s given me more perspective on the type of fiction I want to write, and how to write disability and image differences with sensitivity.

This book opens up the conversation about ableism, which is long overdue. I highly recommended!

Also, I noticed that the author, @CarlyFindlay has joined Litsy, so let‘s put her on the #LitsyWelcomeWagon !

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈 7mo
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Another great read! 👏🏻 I appreciated the honesty in Carly‘s book. I loved that she made me uncomfortable, as odd as that sounds. She writes in such an engaging & entertaining way, that when she tells it like it is & points out the privileges that non-disabled people have, you bloody well listen! Carly provides ideas & advice on how to be an ally to the disabled & visible differences community, along with ways to make some real changes. 💪🏻

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In answer to this question: yes. My partner was offered a disability ‘job‘, and they were extremely interested in using his previous experience and training and paying him a pittance for his trouble. Here‘s a news flash for employers: disabled people like/want/need money just as much as anyone else!
Don‘t assume ‘they‘ll just be grateful to have a job.‘

TrishB 😔 8mo
Book_Gobbler Hear hear! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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SharonAlger @TrishB and @Book_Gobbler ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
Buechersuechtling Exactly‼️👍🏼 I just can‘t express how much I agree‼️ Thank you for posting/sharing. 🙇🏽‍♀️ 8mo
SharonAlger @Buechersuechtling ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
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Say Hello | Carly Findlay
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Wisdom from Carly and Stella.

RadicalReader Thanks so much for joining Litsy hope you love it here as much as I do. I have never seen such a mammoth TBR pile but definitely gives me a lot of exciting reads to look forward to picking up from the library 8mo
SharonAlger @RadicalReader are you saying my TBR pile is mammoth, or yours? Either way, it‘s gotta be a good thing 😊 8mo
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SharonAlger @RadicalReader and thanks, I absolutely love Litsy ♥️♥️ 8mo
RadicalReader @SharonAlger my TBR Pile has become mammoth ever since I joined Litsy and discovered so many more delightful books I didn‘t even know existed but never been more insistent on reading 8mo
SharonAlger @RadicalReader I see what you mean! Same here. I love it, too ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
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An excellent message from this great author today: ‘please don‘t forget your disabled sisters when celebrating.‘ Happy International Women‘s Day, everyone ♥️♥️♥️

Cinfhen Lovely 😊 8mo
SharonAlger @Cinfhen I was meant to go meet her today at her book signing, and was sad I had to cancel ☹️ 8mo
Cinfhen Awww, that is a shame 😫 8mo
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I‘m learning SO MUCH from this book! What a gift & what an excellent read so far.

#memoir #disability #appearancediversity #ichthyosis