Debra Keenahan, Elly-May Barnes & Eliza Hull
Moderated by Lisa Cox
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? These are the challenging and rewarding highs and lows of parenting with a disability.
When writer and musician Eliza Hull was pregnant with her first child, like most parents-to-be she was excited and nervous. But as a person with a disability, societal stigma was an added complexity. We’ve Got This, a new major anthology by parents with disabilities, features twenty-five parents who identify as Deaf, disabled or chronically ill.
To celebrate this revelatory book, three mothers - Eliza Hull, Elly-May Barnes, and Debra Keenahan - gather to share the joy and triumph - and the difficulties - of their lived experience. Amongst the challenges of microaggression, judgements and discrimination, these brilliant women will honour the incredible, empowering journey of having kids.
Captioned and Auslan
Filmed at Sydney Opera House Sunday March 13 2022.
Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes