British VOGUE's May, June, and July Print Magazine Feature

๐Œ๐˜ ๐€๐‘๐“๐—ช๐Ž๐‘๐Š ๐ˆ๐’ ๐ˆ๐ ๐๐‘๐ˆ๐“๐ˆ๐’๐‡ ๐•๐Ž๐†๐”๐„ ๐Œ๐€๐†๐€๐™๐ˆ๐๐„! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰ Okay, let me back up a little bit here and I'll tell you the whole story. I've been holding onto this news for MONTHS now. I woke up one morning to an email from British VOGUE and tabled it for after my kids were dropped off at school. I remember thinking, "I'll check on this later. I'm sure it's a scam." But it didn't ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ like a scam. AND -- ๐‹๐€๐ƒ๐ˆ๐„๐’ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐†๐„๐๐“๐‹๐„๐‡๐”๐Œ๐€๐๐’, ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜•๐˜–๐˜›. So after absolutely spending way too long to convince myself it wasn't real, I finally accepted it was and did plenty a happy dance in my studio. And it ๐˜๐˜š real. โฃ โฃ ๐ˆ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ. โฃMy artwork is in the April, May, and June issues of British VOGUE magazine, in their "Vogue's Gallery" section. โฃ โฃ I'm so grateful for the chance to share my work with British Vogue's readership, and my heart might explode to be in the presence of such amazing artists, makers, and humans out in the world. I owe a very robust thank you to the Vogue Gallery team for reaching out and inviting me to participate--I'm so grateful for the opportunity. โฃ โฃ ๐’๐Ž, ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž'๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ง๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ.

I am so deeply honored to be in the entire May 2023 issue, especially, because it is dedicated to making Disability ๐˜๐˜๐˜š๐˜๐˜‰๐˜“๐˜Œ and to honor, in British VOGUEโ€™s words, โ€œโ€ฆ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฟ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎโ€. โฃ
Why am I so thankful that THIS issue has my artwork!? Well, many of you know I am not just an artist. Iโ€™m also a certified and licensed Speech-Language Therapist (SLP). Speech Therapists provide skilled therapy and rehabilitation across the entire spectrum of life, supporting newborns, individuals requiring end-of-life care, and every age group in between. Disability advocacy, outreach, and support is a huge component of being an SLP, as our entire field fosters connection and communication of those in the Disability community. We work with those who require support, modifications, and accommodations to communicate their needs, wants, and ideas so that their unique and BRILLIANT voices can be heard and/or validated. We work with children whose language is just developing, with swallowing impairments, in stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, with people who have degenerative and neurological disorders, and in so many other areas. SO many. Truly, if you know even a few people, you very likely know someone who has seen or worked with a Speech-Language Therapist. So ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธโ€”๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐Ÿ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ž!? ๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ . And beautiful. I canโ€™t even find the words to adequately express my gratitude. โฃ

From British VOGUE:
"The May 2023 issue:ย Dynamic. Daring. Disabled
From runways to galleries, stadiums to television screens British Vogue'sย May 2023 covers celebrate a new vanguard of Disabled talent. Theย May 2023 issue features 19 brilliant, beautiful and impactful Disabled talents from across fashion, sport, the arts and activism.ย Edward Enninful,ย Editor-in-Chief of British Vogueย states 'Sinรฉad Burke, one of our May cover stars and CEO of accessibility consultancyย Tilting The Lens, came on board as consultant editor for the project, and for the best part of a year has helped steer the team in producing the celebratory portraits and interviews youโ€™ll find in the new issue, as well as the suite of video content and extra experiences online. It was a necessary and overdue education for all โ€“ and taught us many lessons we will carry forward into the future.'"

If you've gotten this far, thank you for reading. I'm so grateful you are here. Sending you love today, friends. โค๏ธโฃ And always, but you knew that. โฃ