Well it's been a couple of months and so much has happened that this will be *quite* the update; and a little lazy from me (Victoria) as I'll be sending you to a raft of other brilliant blogs that Unhidden has been a part of which is really wonderful.
First though- the pop up shop debrief... Exactly on our 6 month anniversary we shared Sook space on Oxford street with Teddo play and The Painted Peacock and we all had a blast! A fair few brand ambassadors popped in, as well as some of our wonderful followers. I also spoke on BBC Radio Breakfast Show that morning and then had a live interview with Channel 5 News in the evening!
I can also share that we will be heading BACK there on a more regular basis- Starting Thursday 12th August we will be there every week for 2 months, then every Friday for October.
We will also be in Cambridge every Sunday starting the 8th August which is incredibly exciting and something we are thrilled to be able to do in our first 8 months of opening.
David Bourroughs, founder of Buddies For All has created a survey he needs everyone, disabled or not to fill in; the link is below and please do check out his incredible company and mission.
Blogs: in order of appearance, we have spoken to Bladder And Bowel Community, Podengo and The Vendeur over the past 2 months and we are thrilled to be sharing their work as well as our mission. The magic is absolutely in working together across communities.
We took part in a giveaway with Violet Square which is an exciting new platform launching soon so do go and check them out if mindfully sourced lifestyle products is where your interests lie.
Ryan Zaman, model and founder of 'The Right Foot Forward' did a brilliant live with Guardian Fashion this week and raised brilliant points about fashion and inclusion- we share a lot of the same views do go and check out his instagram page and platform to listen to those and learn more from him.
We have a number of giveaways coming up soon which are super exciting.
We do hope you have read all the way down to the bottom, it is #DisabilityPrideMonth so we want to give a shout out to some of the incredible people and advocates in this space that make it a little easier to feel proud of our incredible and diverse community.
I recently spoke with Nicole and Shannon on the 'I am possible' podcast which flew by and we covered a lot of ground- ableism is such a vast topic.
I also spoke to Naomi Mellor on her 'Smashing the Ceiling' podcast series which I have also linked here.
There are so many announcements coming soon so if you haven't already please do subscribe for updates and I'll hopefully be seeing you in person very soon...
Our last one- Chamiah Dewey is launching a crowd funder Wednesday 7th July at 7pm that we very much hope you'll be supporting; if you look through the rewards you'll even find us. We believe in collaborative adaptive fashion and this is just the start.
Gentle hugs and love to you,