Victoria is an award winning adaptive designer, disability advocate, speaker and writer. She studied fashion design at Istituto Marangoni graduating in 2008. She has spent the past 14 years working as a garment technologist before going freelance in 2017 when she became a start up consultant and technical illustrator also. She became disabled in her mid 2o’s and has a variety of gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal conditions/ symptoms from surgeries and complications of her conditions. This is what led to her founding Unhidden, a socially responsible adaptive fashion range for people with disabilities. In early 2021 she wrote her first book, The Little Book of Ableism, as a guide to help non disabled people learn simple and easy ways to communicate with the community and be accessible in their private and professional lives. She regularly speaks about ableism and inclusive design as well as disability representation and depiction in the media.
Victoria is the second eldest of 6 children, who grew up in the small village of Wendlebury in Oxfordshire. She wanted to be a dancer but a broken ankle aged 15 stopped that career- luckily she’d also always loved to draw and dress up!