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Stephanie Thomas is a Disability Fashion Styling expert, tastemaker and keynote speaker. For 26 years she’s researched clothing and retail trends exclusively for people with disabilities, but as a congenital amputee she’s basically been a “disability fashion stylist all her life”. In her TEDx Talk, highlighted by TED as one of seven talks by people with disabilities breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, she shares how her hobby became her life’s work. Stephanie’s personal and professional experience enables her to bring a fresh, inclusive approach to fashion styling. Guided by her Disability Fashion Styling System™, today she’s:

  • the  go-to stylist in Hollywood for actors and influencers with disabilities. 
  • the trusted stylist for brands interested in engaging fashion customer’s with disabilities. 
  • the author/editor of the anthology, Fitting In: The Social Implications of Fashion and Dressing with Disabilities 

Her commitment to using fashion as a tool to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities, goes beyond her personal work. She serves on the  Zappos Adaptive Advisory Counsel and the Board of Directors of No Limits Media.  In addition, Stephanie is helping to expand the conversation around beauty by partnering with non-disability related brands like Beautycon Media .

Prior to working as a Disability Fashion Styling expert she worked in television and radio for over a decade as an on-air personality. Today, Stephanie uses her media experience as a: 

  • thought leader on television, discussing disability through the lens of dress management
  • fashion journalist on cur8able.com the blog she founded to curate clothing, footwear, and accessories for people with disabilities
  • host of the new podcast Twenty-Six and Counting...which refers to the number of years she’s followed the adaptive fashion sector.

When it comes to decompressing, Stephanie’s must have’s include faith practices, travel, yoga, reading, dance and plenty of laughter over brunch with friends.

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