BOOK EVENT AT GORDON LIBRARY
Journalist Sarah Dingle was 27 when she learnt that she was donor conceived. The man who’d raised Sarah wasn’t her biological father; in fact, she had no idea who her biological father was.
As the shock receded, Sarah put her professional skills to work and began to investigate her own existence. Thus, began a ten-year journey to understand who she was – digging through hospital records, chasing leads and taking a DNA test – that finally led her to her biological origins. What she discovered along the way was shocking: hospital records routinely destroyed, trading of eggs and sperm, women dead, donors exploited, and hundreds of thousands of donor-conceived people globally who will never know who they are. But there’s one thing this industry hasn’t banked on: the children of the baby business taking on their makers.
Sarah Dingle is a dual Walkley Award-winning investigative reporter and presenter with the ABC, working across radio and TV current affairs, news and documentary. Her work has also won the UN's Media Peace Prize, the Voiceless Media Prize, and the Australian College of Educators Media prize. Her radio documentaries have been recognised by the Australian Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, and the National Press Club. In 2010 she was the ABC's Andrew Olle Scholar.
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Date: Wednesday 15th June 2022
Time: 6.30pm till 7:30om
Where: Gordon Library, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon 2072 View Map