How attitude informs design

9:15am Thursday 14 November

When Angel Dixon was 19 years old, she acquired a physical impairment. Back then, she didn’t have the vocabulary that she does now. She couldn’t express the prejudice that she was experiencing.

It has taken Angel 10 years to get to a point where she has found her vocabulary, and her voice.

Angel is now breaking new ground as a fashion model, blogger and innovator. She has broken down barriers, modelling on runways all over the world. She is uniquely aware of the power that the media has in forming perceptions.

With this in mind, Angel will discuss current attitudes, their impact on design and everyday life, and where to go from here.

Angel Dixon

2019 QLD Young Australian of the Year and advocate for people with disability

Angel DixonThe first agency-signed model with a physical impairment to feature in a national television campaign, Angel Dixon’s mission is to challenge society’s perception of disability. The international Mercedes Benz Fashion Week model and 2019 QLD Young Australian of the Year is a passionate activist for universal design and inclusion. Aware of the power that the media has in forming perceptions, Angel is Advocacy Manager for not-for-profit organisation Starting With Julius, and CEO of the Attitude Foundation. Both organisations seek to accelerate the inclusion of people with disability through the creation of authentic media and education on inclusive principles.