Differently Enabled were proud and honoured to be sponsoring the Visual Arts, Fashion and Design category at this year’s Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 awards ceremony.
The Disability Power 100 is a force for change. Created by the equality advocacy charity The Shaw Trust, the awards recognise the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK, with a glittering annual awards ceremony each November. The list recognises the ambition, activism, work and achievements of nominees across a range of industries, from sports to fashion.
Celebrating Disability Pioneers In Visual Arts, Fashion & Design
Having long admired the platform the awards give disabled changemakers and pioneers, Differently Enabled were over the moon to be sponsoring the Visual Arts, Fashion and Design category this year. Of course, it had to be fashion, and this category celebrated a stellar lineup of nominees this year including Samanta Bullock, Adam Thomas, Esther Fox, Emma Birch, Victoria Jenkins, Kimberley Burrows, Jason Wilsher-Mills, Funmi Lawal, Deborah Lawson and Chamiah Dewey.
Differently Enabled team member Michael Burke announced the Visual Arts, Fashion and Design winner on stage: the amazing Victoria Jenkins of adaptive clothing brand Unhidden. If you follow Differently Enabled closely you’ll know that we were blown away by the powerful message of her LFW show in September, so it was a pleasure to see her pick up this award as well as 2nd place on the Disability Power 100 list. A huge congratulations also, to the UK’s most influential disabled person in 2023 – the incredible Dr Shani Dhanda!