Kieran Kern

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 Kieran Kern is fiercely independent, but her business attire was contradicting her nature. The writer and content and social media manager, works out of her home office, but needed a vibrant, attractive coat that was easy to don and doff when visiting clients. A scooter-user, Kieran has Spastic Quad Cerebral Palsy and uses her wheels to get around faster while also conserving energy. She walks independently at home and with a walker or arm for balance when out with friends. Kieran worked with her team to create a coat she can put on and take off without help. She is Open Style Lab's Client Engagement and Content Development Manager.

My Open Style Lab team viewed the components that make me me as just components and not as problems. Creating a garment with them was liberating in an identity sense.