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What Clare brings to the adaptive clothing table

What Clare brings to the adaptive clothing table

If you're reading this, you've probably read some other stuff from Clare, like a Christina Stephens email, or a social media post or three on adaptive fashion. 
Sex, Dating and Finding Love - Through the Eyes of Jono with Cerebral Palsy

Sex, Dating and Finding Love - Through the Eyes of Jono with Cerebral Palsy

Many people, including my friends, believed I couldn’t have sex or wasn’t interested in pursuing romantic relationships. This couldn’t be any further from the truth. 
The Significance of the Emergence of Adaptive Fashion

The Significance of the Emergence of Adaptive Fashion

For Jess Cochran, seeing disabled, queer, plus-sized models amidst others from diverse and marginalised communities walking the runways of MFW was a moment they had dreamt of many times. This is their take on the significance of the emergence of adaptive fashion.
3 things to think about when building an inclusive label

3 things to think about when building an inclusive label

Christina Stephens' Clare Puki discusses the top three things to consider when building an inclusive fashion label.Building any business from the ground up is hard.There’s capital investment, logistics, branding, networking,...
“I counted the list of things that this disease had taken away from me. It was very personal."

“I counted the list of things that this disease had taken away from me. It was very personal."

  IT WAS AT THIS TIME THEY WERE TOLD REBECCA WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE ANY MORE CHILDREN. SHE WAS GUTTED. SHE WAS BROKEN. “I COUNTED THE LIST OF...
"I'm raising my daughter to know that everyone is different, to be mindful of their difference, help them and never discriminate against being different."

"I'm raising my daughter to know that everyone is different, to be mindful of their difference, help them and never discriminate against being different."

"MY HOPE IS FOR PEOPLE TO BE BETTER EDUCATED AT A YOUNGER AGE ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT. I'M RAISING MY DAUGHTER TO KNOW THAT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT, TO BE MINDFUL OF...
"I don’t think I’m inspirational but I do enjoy challenges!!"

"I don’t think I’m inspirational but I do enjoy challenges!!"

"I DON’T THINK I’M INSPIRATIONAL BUT I DO ENJOY CHALLENGES. I ENJOY CHALLENGING PEOPLE’S EXPECTATIONS. AND I ENJOY SEEING PEOPLE’S REACTIONS. BUT PEOPLE CLOSE TO ME ARE USED TO THINGS....