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Sinéad Burke on Making Change a Movement, Not a Moment | BoF VOICES 2021

The Business of Fashion Podcast

Four years ago, writer and activist Sinéad Burke made her debut at BoF VOICES, when she implored the fashion community to start designing for disability, noting that the global spending power of disabled people is more than $1.9 trillion.  Following a series of high-profile appearances after VOICES 2017 — from Davos to the Met Gala — Burke has been honing her sense of mission and purpose, and has come to the conclusion that creating products for disabled people is not enough.  In her return to the BoF VOICES stage in 2021, she said: “If change is only embedded in the present, change will be a moment, not a movement.”  Burke lays out a path for removing abelism from our society. Systemic change, she said, has to happen based around four pillars: people, places, product and promotions, and be jump-started with awareness, allyship and advocacy.  In short this means “nothing about us, without us.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


1 Apr 2022

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Fashion for Everybody with Sinéad Burke

Beauty Fix with Naomi Shimada

Model Naomi Shimada meets Sinéad Burke, the former teacher now schooling the fashion industry on designing and marketing for people with disabilities.In 2019 Sinéad became the first self-described ‘little person’ to attend the annual Met Gala fashion fundraiser and feature on the cover of Vogue. But when will the industry move beyond such milestones to become truly representative and inclusive?Fashion blogger and teacher, turned campaigner, consultant and author, Sinéad Burke is now educating children and chief executives alike. By working to fix fashion to represent people of all shapes and sizes, she’s also expanding the very idea of beauty.Presenter: Naomi ShimadaProducer: Kirsty McQuireEditor: Rebecca StratfordIf you are affected by issues raised in this episode you can get more information at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.


19 Mar 2021

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Sinéad Burke - Stories Often Untold

More Like This

International educator, disability advocate and fashionista Sinéad Burke joins Krista Smith as our special guest and co-host on episode 4 of More Like This. In spirit of the power of representation, Vanessa Kirby discusses her award-winning role portraying loss after labor in Pieces of a Woman; Burke interviews Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, co-creators of the Sundance Audience winner, Crip Camp, about how disability rights were won in America; Finally, Krista interviews Burke about her activism as a disabled person and her company, Tilting the Lens. Take off those rose-colored glasses. 


6 Jan 2021

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Sinéad Burke On Teaching Kids To Embrace Their Differences

Not Another Mummy Podcast

Sinéad Burke is an advocate, teacher, and a British Vogue Contributing Editor. She also happens to be a little person at three and a half feet tall. Born with the genetic disorder achondroplasia, Sinéad was in primary school when she first advocated for change and requested a different style of desk which she could access easily. Since then, Sinéad has gone on to become a leading disability advocate in the world of fashion and design.Her book – Break The Mould - offers a heartfelt and inspiring guide to young readers on believing in themselves and finding comfort and pride in their own skin. From the power of being different and discovering self-love, to inspiring children to use their voices to be an ally and show friendship to others, Sinéad helps readers break the mould and find their place in the world.It's a fantastic book for kids and teens to work through, and Sinéad chats to me about what inspired her to talk directly to young people about embracing their differences.Buy Break The Mould here and follow Sinead on Instagram and Twitter.If you enjoyed this episode then please leave a rating or review - and you can subscribe to ensure you don’t miss future episodes. Thank you!Not Another Mummy Podcast is brought to you by me, journalist and blogger Alison Perry. I'm a mum of three and I love interviewing people about parenthood on the podcast. You can check out my other episodes and you can come chat to me on Instagram: @iamalisonperry or on Twitter: @iamalisonperry. You can pre-order my book OMG It's Twins (out March 2021) now.Music: Epidemic SoundArtwork: Eleanor BowmerSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/notanothermummy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


12 Nov 2020

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Ep 443 Break the Mould: Sinéad Burke

The Women's Podcast

In this episode Kathy Sheridan talks to little person Sinéad Burke about her extraordinary activism and her new stigma-busting book Break the Mould. You'll know Burke from such accolades as appearing on the cover of Vogue (Meghan Markle chose her for the gig) and her TED talk 'Why design should include everyone'. She is a writer, academic, influencer, activist and broadcaster who has been fearless in her mission to make the world a more inclusive and accessible place. A tireless campaigner and passionate fashionista, Burke spoke to Sheridan about how she broke the mould and explained why standing out and being yourself is a message people of all ages need to hear. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


26 Oct 2020

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Seeking inclusivity, with Sinead Burke

Doing It Right with Pandora Sykes

Sinéad Burke is a force for good. An educator and disability advocate in the field of fashion and design, she is solutions-driven in her desire to make society more inclusive. The first little person to appear on the cover of Vogue, to attend the Met Gala and to give a TED Talk, she is fast becoming one of the most important voices in conversations around social change. Her book, Break The Mould: How To Take Your Place In The World, is published in October and is available for pre-order, now.How Do We Know We're Doing It Right is out now in both hardback and audiobook, narrated by Pandora.


12 Jul 2020

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Changes with Annie Macmanus

Since her very first day in primary school, Sinéad understood the power of education and how it can challenge the status quo and to give agency and opportunity to the most vulnerable.Across her career so far she has visited schools, workplaces, government agencies and the White House to enact change... which all started after she was asked to do a TED Talk about disability and design. Annie finds out how these two moments - the first day at school and that defining talk - has impacted her life, and many others, for the better.Further readingFollow her thesineadburke on Twitter and InstagramPodcast: As Me with Sinéad Enjoy that TED talk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


22 Jun 2020

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Curiosity is a Human Emotion: environmentalist David de Rothschild and activist Sinéad Burke.

Gucci Podcast

In honour of International Beat Plastic Pollution Day, June 7th, renowned environmentalist David de Rothschild connects with disability advocate Sinéad Burke. David, otherwise known as the 'Lost Explorer’ is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the launch of The Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran he made entirely from 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles which he sailed across the Pacific. He also a face from Gucci’s new Off The Grid Campaign, a collection created using recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials, including ECONYL®. Sinéad is a writer, academic, teacher and disability advocate whose work focuses on inclusivity within fashion and design industries. She campaigns for the inclusion of all, particularly those whose voices struggle to be heard. Recorded remotely from two opposite corners of the globe, listen as they deep dive into the importance of nurturing and cultivating curiosity across all ages, David’s involvement with Gucci Off The Grid Campaign and the benefits of learning as well as unlearning in a world where pushing the boundaries and exploring new ways of thinking must never stop. Learn more about Plastiki: www.theplastiki.com Discover More about Beat Plastic Pollution Day: www.beatplasticpollutionday.org Read More about Sinéad’s advocacy work: https://www.sinead-burke.com/


7 Jun 2020

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The JV Club with Janet Varney

Across-the-Pond alert! JV has the pleasure of conversing with the delightful Sinéad Burke (As Me with Sinéad) for a chat spanning ye olde Atlantic ocean, with topics including activism and the fashion world, the glory of a gyoza, and the imagination-activating wonders of the Hammer Museum.

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7 May 2020

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Pieces of Me: My Life in Seven Garments

Sinéad Burke is an activist for inclusion, who believes fashion and design should include everybody. At 3ft 5in, she is a ‘little person’, as is her father. The eldest of five siblings (all of whom are of average height), she was raised – and continues to live – in Ireland. A lifelong fashion-obsessive, who would ask her parents to buy her the September issue of British and American Vogue for her birthday, she initially worked as a schoolteacher. Indeed, it was a teacher-training assignment to start a blog that gave her a platform to write about her passion for fashion and the freedom to challenge the industry from her own perspective. “Nobody gets to choose what they look like, she says, “but we each choose how we behave.” Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.


1 Apr 2020