Making fashion more inclusive for people with disability
Jenny McAllister is the founder of StyleAbility and she’s on a mission to transform the fashion industry, to make it more inclusive and accessible for the one in five Australians living with a disability.
Jenny suffered a stroke at the age of 21 and that life-changing event – which she was lucky to survive – left her with reduced mobility that makes it difficult to grip or hold things and requires the use of a wheelchair or walking frame to get around.
One thing that didn’t change after Jenny had her stroke was her love of fashion, but finding clothes she can wear that are stylish and make her feel good has been hampered by the mainstream fashion industry being slow to cater for people with disability.
In this episode, Jenny talks about her experiences as a young stroke survivor, the role of fashion in her ongoing recovery, the issues around fashion and disability, and the journey she’s been on to start her new venture, StyleAbility.
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What She Did Next acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which this podcast is recorded and produced, the Cammeraygal people of the Eora nation and the Wodi Wodi people of the Dharawal nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
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