Victoria Ann Jenkins

CEO and Founder, Unhidden

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Victoria is an award-winning adaptive designer, disability advocate, speaker and writer.

She studied fashion design at Istituto Marangoni graduating in 2008. She has spent the past 14 years working as a garment technologist, going freelance in 2017 when she became a start-up consultant and technical illustrator also.

Victoria became disabled in her mid-20s and has a variety of gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal conditions and symptoms from surgeries and complications of her conditions. This is what led to her founding Unhidden, a socially responsible adaptive fashion range for people with disabilities.

In early 2021 she wrote her first book, The Little Book of Ableism, as a guide to help non-disabled people learn simple and easy ways to communicate with the community and be accessible in their private and professional lives. She regularly speaks about ableism and inclusive design as well as disability representation and depiction in the media. Her TedX talk will be out in Summer 2022 and she is working on multiple partnerships that will change the retail and fashion landscape for the disabled community.

She is also an ambassador for Models of Diversity and Purple Tuesday.

“We cannot be what we don’t see. Fashion should not be a barrier to equity and it is disgraceful it has taken so long to get to this point in the UK.”