The Blind B-GirlAuthored on September 20, 2021
We hear the term B-Boy a lot in regards to breakdance, but Robyn Gell identifies as a B-Girl. This is an energetic style of dance typically performed to hip-hop music and characterized by stylized footwork and acrobatic or athletic movements; the dancers were known as Break Girl’s, or B-Girls for short. Robyn invites us into their world as a B-Girl who is blind and living in the UK.
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Flying FootlessAuthored on July 8, 2021
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Functional FashionAuthored on June 24, 2021
What comes to mind when you think about adaptable clothing or fashion? For Carol Taylor, of Queensland, Australia, she was tired of the utilitarian shapes, the placement of seams and zippers that can cause pressure sores and the bland colours that were offered.
Carol is changing the narrative, designing, what she calls “Inclusive Fashion,” based on her lived experience of quadriplegia. She creates her own patterns based on her painted artworks and prints them on fabric. All bodies are unique, and Carol wants to design with disability in mind and find a creative way to “solve” a problem; perhaps it’s adding a magnetic button to a shirt so that someone can change independently. Carol’s philosophy is that fashion should be available to everyone.