On an important note, Disability is always seen as a limitation at the workplace because differently-abled people are shut out of job market due to many biases that play on repeatedly. There is less representation and role models to look up to and organisations are to be blamed for creating this lack of opportunity. Sadly, this is the way corporate world works and being a D&I coach, my job is not only educating organisations in this aspect but also ensuring that differently-abled people are able to find relevant work and be able to grow in their respective careers.
What fashion labels like Tommy Hilfiger are doing is empowering differently-abled by prioritizing their abilities over their disabilities and challenge the stigma, discrimination and bias against disability on or off the runway, for this we give them our ♥ felt thank you!
- Amit Anand