Jessica Walton

Jessica Walton is a queer, disabled writer and teacher living on Boonwurrung land with her wife and two children. She is the author of picture book Introducing Teddy. In 2017 Jess completed a Write-ability Fellowship with Writers Victoria focused on poetry about disability, cancer and pain. She is currently completing their Publishability Fellowship, which continues this work. She recently co-wrote an episode of Get Krack!n focused on disability, which aired on ABC in February 2019.

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