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We've Got This is the first major anthology from parents with disabilities, by the journalist and disability advocate Eliza Hull.

How do two parents who are blind take their children to the park? How is a mother with dwarfism treated when she walks her child down the street? How do deaf parents know when their baby cries in the night?

When writer and musician Eliza Hull was pregnant with her first child, like most parents-to-be, she was a mix of excited and nervous. But as a person with a disability, there were added complexities. She wondered: will the pregnancy be too hard? Will people judge me? Will I cope with the demands of parenting? More than 15 per cent of Australian households have a parent with a disability, yet their stories are rarely shared, their experiences almost never reflected in parenting literature.

In We’ve Got This, 25 parents who identify as deaf, disabled or chronically ill discuss the highs and lows of their parenting journeys and reveal that the greatest obstacles lie in other people’s attitudes. The result is a moving, revelatory and empowering anthology. As Rebekah Taussig writes, ‘Parenthood can tangle with grief and loss. Disability can include joy and abundance. And goddammit - disabled parents exist.'

©2022 Collection Eliza Hull. Contributions Author’s Own (P)2022 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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