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Episode 18: Fiona Murphy and The Shape of Sound

In this episode

In this episode of Inform, we speak with Deaf poet and essayist, Fiona Murphy about her new book, The Shape of Sound.

Blending memoir with observation on the healthcare industry, The Shape of Sound is a story about the corrosive power of secrets, stigma and shame, and ow deaf experiences and disability are shaped by economics, social policy, medicine and societal expectations.

“The Shape of Sound is a memoir about my experiences with hearing loss. It’s really about how I hid my hearing loss for almost 25 years. And it’s kind of a coming-of-age story of coming into a Deaf identity and being open and proud of being Deaf.” – Fiona Murphy



The Shape of Sound is available at all good bookstores and also digitally. Text Publishing has all the information you need to get yourself a copy.


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Host and producer: Kirby Fenwick
Managing editor: Alison Crowe

Our thanks to Fiona Murphy and Text Publishing

This episode of Inform was recorded and produced on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulan nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present.

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