#InclusiveChic are finalists in the ‘Best Use of Media’ category in this year’s #BAPSAwards!
#InclusiveChic have two leading ladies behind the very successful Instagram account that we see filled with innovative and ‘chic’ accessible interior design! Find out more about this fantastic duo read on.
What inspired you to start your blog/organisation?
We started #InclusiveChic across Social Media in 2018 to capture the great accessible ideas in interior design – on Instagram there are so many people with such inventiveness with their accessible homes we wanted to share them. Prior to that there were accessible accounts and interiors accounts but not one that put the two together. We then decided to create the Instagram account to have a central point to share ideas.
What other blogs/organisations do you turn to for advice?
Vicki and Vaila from Inclusive Chic both have other blogs and social accounts. Vicki has a blog that merges interiors and accessibility (www.wheelchichome.com) and Vaila has a blog that merges accessible architecture and parenting a child with a rare condition (www.theinclusivehome.co.uk ). Otherwise we look to other interiors blogs such as Mad About The House, Lisa Dawson Interiors and Come Down To The Woods – as accessible inspiration is everywhere. We also love beautiful accessible Instagram homes such as Lees.Reno and Wheelie Living.
Describe yourself in three words
Vicki – Adventurer, Practical, Organised
Vaila – Creative, Geek, Campaigner
Vicki – crisps.
Vaila – also crisps!
Favourite thing to do if you have some ‘me’ time?
Vicki – reading a psychological thriller or shopping!
Vaila – going out for a cycle or doing some crochet or sewing. I’d really like to do more drawing.
If there was a film of your life, what would it be called?
Vicki – ‘Where did I put my phone’
Vaila – ‘Is anybody listening?’ That sounds like it could be something profound about society so I’ll go with that, but it’s actually just me trying to get my 6 year old to hear me through the mists of Minecraft!
Which talent of yours are you most proud of?
Vicki – my singing voice is like an angel. If she sounded like nails down a chalkboard or a wolf howling at the moon! I can also touch my nose with my tongue. That hasn’t come in handy just yet but I live in hope!
Vaila – I can (just about) juggle (a metaphor for my life) and, if you can’t beat them join them, I’ve learned how to tame a wolf in Minecraft!
If you could be one fictional character, who would you be?
Vicki – Elisabeth Bennet (corny but true)
Vaila – Princess Leia
What’s the closest thing to magic?
Vicki – Watching the tide come and go
Vaila – Hugs
What advice would you give to someone who wanted to start blogging?
Vicki – read and comment on others, learn what they do well and what they don’t do so well with. Find your niche and get your engaged audience from that.
Vaila – Having linked social media accounts is a great way of sharing your blog posts with like minded people. Find some relevant hashtags and follow them and use them when sharing your posts.
What are you most looking forward to at this year’s BAPS Awards?
Meeting others in the same field! And seeing each other again! And dancing!
The Baps Awards Ceremony takes place 4th November from 6.00pm. This year, due to COVID19 the event will be held virtually. So whilst you may not physically be in the room, you’ll still be connecting with bloggers, support organisations and amazing parents from far and wide. Sign up to join in the ceremony here.
The BAPS Awards
The BAPs (Bloody Awesome Parents) Awards allows SEND bloggers to be recognised for their talents, tales and achievements. Founded by Bringing Us Together and My Family, Our Needs, these awards celebrate SEND Bloggers everywhere. Click here to find out more…