By George Abraham
Often we hear journalists raise a question on behalf of persons with disabilities, “Is the government doing enough for the country’s disabled population?” Reporters and anchors accuse the government representatives for not doing enough to make the environment ‘inclusive’?
How about we turn this question around and ask our friends in the media, “What role does the media play towards inclusion of persons with disabilities? Does the media practice what it preaches?”
Kingston University fashion graduate, Bianca Von Stempel in conversation with Katie Turner
Describing her fashion collection ‘Tactility,’ showcased at this year’s London Fashion Week, and how it was inspired by her visual impairment, Bianca says, “What you miss out on, you reinvent.” She says that she experiences the world as, “fragmented and at a distance,” so that an object becomes something different to her compared to how a sighted person might see it and that she decided to use this idea as the inspiration for her collection.