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"Fashion has the power to incite a wider conversation": Celebrating neurodiversity in the modelling industry

By Bella Neergaard
Bella Neergaard

It's time to celebrate neurodiversity in the modelling industry . Photo: Siri-Anna Roswall Mattsson

Model Bella Neergaard on why the fashion industry has work to do when it comes to invisible disabilities

The fashion world has only recently engaged in conversations surrounding disability. With models such as Ellie Goldstein starring on the Allure cover in 2020 and Aaron Rose Philip becoming the first model to use a wheelchair in a major high fashion show last year, the industry is slowly but surely starting to acknowledge the beauty of disabled bodies. However, these conversations rarely extend to invisible disabilities in the modelling industry. To be truly inclusive, it's time that was neurodiversity was a part of the discussion.