carlyfindlay Last night on #MasterChef, contestants received a mystery box challenge with ingredients chosen by their loved ones. Adam asked me what I'd choose for him in a mystery box. And I told him I'd write a blog post about it. Here's what I'd choose:

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carlyfindlay A blog reader told me that I help explain what her 5 year old son with Ichthyosis feels. This is why I blog. Thanks for telling me Deborah. 3d

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carlyfindlay (Almost) Buzzcut Season. 4d

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carlyfindlay Nordic breakfast. 4d

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carlyfindlay I wrote a bit of a sad blog post. Right now my body is undergoing the big peel and it's really painful and I'm tired of being sore.
Here it is: carlyfindlay.blogspot.com
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carlyfindlay Possibly the best lasagne I've made. #mealforameal 5d

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carlyfindlay Super excited to announce that, after years of being an audience participant at the Melbourne Writers Festival (@melbwritersfest), I am a presenter at this year's event!
Come to my panel - Oversharers Anonymous - at The Toff In Town on 26 August.
http://www.mwf.com.au/
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carlyfindlay Excited about this training day. Already met someone from the blogging community. 5d

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carlyfindlay Brian Nankervis. Hilarious. #dirtylaundrylive 5d
  •   taylor_jess82 He taught me for a while in grade 4!! I still remember the silly songs he taught us. Loved him!! 5d
  •   leisa_lifeatmylevel In my head I still hear him saying, "And tomorrow...tomorrow we go to Phillip Island!" Can't remember what poem that was. Something about, "I am an island! I am an isthmus! ......I don't believe in Christmas!" 5d
  •   carlyfindlay He was so funny @Leisa_lifeatmylevel - he confiscated my phone because I was tweeting! 5d
  •   leisa_lifeatmylevel Love it! 5d

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carlyfindlay Chocolate cocktail. 6d

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carlyfindlay Today my friend Leisa writes, inspired by my post about facing my own disability fears. I love the honesty in her words.
Leisa has interviewed international superstars Peter Dinklage and Hugh Jackman and the post features a video of her talking to them.
Read more: carlyfindlay.blogspot.com
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carlyfindlay At the Melbourne Writers Festival media launch. I love Melbourne and I love writing. 7d

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carlyfindlay Breakfast date with the birthday boy <3 7d

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carlyfindlay Hip hip hooray it's my love's birthday today :) 1w

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carlyfindlay Lorde. Amazing voice control, good stage presence, articulate and clever. 1w

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carlyfindlay Afternoon snack. Strawberry and coconut eclair. #mealforameal 1w

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carlyfindlay Really proud of this reach. 1w

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carlyfindlay I've held this rather introspective and confessional blog post back for almost two years, though it was in thought form, unwritten, for longer. I've been scared to publish it. It's about facing my own disability prejudice. "This was my first experience of prejudice and harassment from within the disability community. And turning it around, it was the first time I felt prejudiced toward a particular group of people with a disability, because of this one experience. In a way, I developed a fear of them. I wasn't fearful of their disability, like some people are of mine. I was fearful of their attitude and behaviour." Read more: carlyfindlay.blogspot.com 1w
  •   instafionagram I read your blog a lot Carly and I really enjoy it even though I don't usually comment. This was an incredibly brave and thought-provoking post. I loved it. I have been burned by the autism community even though I am the mother of two on the spectrum. The discrimination from within is even more hurtful because it's easier to make allowances for those who are perhaps ignorant or uneducated but we expect more from those who also suffer from the glances, judgments and harassment we experience. My son also suffers from a mental health disorder and his behaviors often attract judgement from fellow autistics because they do not wish to be aligned with him due to their own embarrassment. Having said that - there are some wonderful people in the autism community and I am not tarring them all with the same brush as I know that this was only a select few who acted this way. 1w
  •   momswhosave Love your blog -- just read a few of your posts. Thanks for sharing. 1w
  •   carlyfindlay @thislittlemiggy I was inspired by your courage and quoted you in the post - thank you. 1w
  •   carlyfindlay Thank you so much @momswhosave - appreciate you reading and saying so 1w
  •   carlyfindlay @lenkaland thanks Lenka. Maybe it's our (collectively) own insecurities that cause these prejudices, and also a disability hierarchy. 1w
  •   carlyfindlay Thank you so much @instafionagram - really appreciate your comment and openness. I am sorry you've been excluded that way. I do think there's an element of disability hierarchy and competition in disability communities and this might be a reason? I've been told I'm too optimistic and also I'm not a mother so how could I understand?, and that I suffer by members of the Ichthyosis community. Great food for thought, thank you :) 1w
  •   thislittlemiggy @carlyfindlay can't wait to read! 1w
  •   carlyfindlay @lenkaland @instafionagram I love your comments so much am copying them on to my blog comments to preserve them. Thank you. 1w

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carlyfindlay The romance in my house right now. 1w

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