Emily Sorrell

Statement

Multi-disciplinary content creator exploring the representation of disability and chronic illness within fashion, in a practice spanning; research, content creation, copy-writing, strategy and marketing. Focusing on fusing the fashion industry with the disabled community and improving accessibility. Building environments and spaces where collaboration, community and education can flourish. It is based upon my personal experience of chronic illness and the need for better public awareness of invisible disabilities.

Achievements & Experience

• Currently working as an assistant for Able Zine, “Able Zine seeks to increase representation for disabled and chronically ill creatives, young people and communities, both online and IRL.” My responsibilities include social media content and researching. June 2020 - Now

• Both Student Representative for Fashion Communication and Diversity and Inclusivity Representative for my department during my final year. September 2019-2020

• UWE Fashion Degree Show June 2019 – Assisting in filming and documenting the fashion graduate degree show. Creating content for the university and social media distribution and working as part of a live fashion event.

Featured Projects:

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Emily Sorrell Portfolio

A professional showcase of my work and practice as a fashion content creator. Focusing on fusing the fashion industry with the disabled community and improving accessibility. Building environments and spaces where collaboration, community and education can flourish.

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Waiting Room Zine

Waiting Room Zine is a physical publication. It aims to offer the everyday person something to read to enhance their time spent waiting for medical treatment. Its main narrative is to document and share my own experience of being ill.

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Invisible Disabilities Campaign

Public knowledge of invisible disabilities is hugely lacking. There is a vital need for better education of what a disabled person can look like. This collaboration with illustrator Daisy Trewartha-Wyatt aims to address this need by creating a visual campaign that could be rolled out across public transport.

Do I Look Sick Now?

A collaborative film focusing on using movement to visualise how chronic fatigue affects the body. Considering and questioning the way we perceive and imagine what a sick person looks like.

Chronically Mundane

Chronically Mundane is the second collaboration I have created with filmmaker Finley Hall. Its objective is to highlight the challenge of noticing someone who has a chronic illness or disability. It is a still life based film which captures everyday objects associated with chronic illness.

Emily Sorrell Showreel

A visual showcase of my work focusing on representing my talents and abilities as a Fashion Content Creator.