We’re living in an attention economy, but some of us are paying a steeper price than others. Being disabled or chronically ill means navigating a world not designed for you and having no choice but to always pay attention. Sydney Writers’ Festival Guest Curator Fiona Murphy asks: what if we flipped the equation and people with disability and chronic illness started charging for their expertise? In a series of funny, compelling and frank talks, four writers with disability and chronic illness share why society needs to start paying attention to the experts. Featuring El Gibbs (appearing live via video), Fiona Wright, Hannah Diviney and Michelle Law.

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