Sinéad Burke

Founder, Minnie Mélange

Graduate, Marino Institute of Education; PhD degree candidate on Human Rights Education, Trinity College, Dublin.. Amplifies voices and instigates curious conversations. Understands the power of education to combat ignorance, to challenge the status quo and to give agency to the most vulnerable. Wanted to become a teacher, one who ensured that children felt represented, listened to and safe in the classroom. Recipient: Vere Foster Medal, Marino Institute of Education. Uses writing, public speaking and social media, to highlight the lack of inclusivity within the fashion industry and encourages the industry to design for and with disabled people. Critiques the ways in which the media talks about and to women, offering an alternative conversation that celebrates the achievements of others through the “Extraordinary Women” interview series. Has visited schools, workplaces, government agencies and the White House to facilitate honest conversations about education, disability, design and accessibility. Advocates for the inclusion of all and challenges officials to legislate with most marginalized in our communities. Ambassador, Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, A Lust for Life and the Irish Girl Guides.