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Fashioning Change: Victoria Jenkins' Journey through Disability and Design
Episode 27523rd January 2024 • Business Without Bullsh-t • Oury Clark
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EP 275 - Victoria is an award-winning adaptive fashion designer, disability advocate and founder of Unhidden - a socially responsible, universally designed fashion range for disabled and non-disabled people.

We discuss Victoria's life and disability, the birth of Unhidden, struggles for recognition, misrepresentations and the future of adaptive fashion. Victoria also tells us why the snobbery if the fashion industry qualifies for the big bin of bullshit.


00:00 Welcome to BWB

01:06 Understanding Disability and Its Impact

01:41 Victoria's Personal Journey with Disability

03:39 The Birth of Unhidden: Fashion for the Disabled

06:02 Challenges in Fashion for Disabled People

08:07 The Struggle for Recognition and Equality

10:53 Unhidden's Challenges in Advertising

12:09 Representation in Government and Society

14:06 The Future of Disability and Adaptive Fashion

23:07 Misconceptions Surrounding Paralympians

23:19 The Power of Overcoming Adversity

24:02 The Need for Better Government Support

25:04 Misrepresentation of Disability in Media

28:22 Challenges of Being a Disabled Founder

28:27 The Importance of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

29:04 The Power of Community for Disabled Entrepreneurs

29:45 Struggles of Raising Funds as a Disabled Founder

30:13 Pitching on Dragon's Den

38:42 The Snobbery in the Fashion Industry

43:03 The Future of Unhidden Clothing

Victoria's recommendations:

Off Menu (podcast)

My Dad Wrote A Porno (podcast)

The Fallen House of Usher (TV series)

Hannibal (TV series)

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