News

MyKind aims to bring you both inspiring and challenging news from Aotearoa and around the world relating to:

  • Friendships
  • Diversity
  • Communication
  • Disability
  • Relationships
  • Dating.

All suggestions and contributions welcome!

November 10, 2017 12:46 am

Disability rights organisations ‘welcome’ Tommy Hilfiger’s new clothing collection for disabled adults

American designer Tommy Hilfiger has announced plans to expand his fashion collections and offer sartorial solutions for disabled adults - a proposal that has received a great response from leading disability rights organisations in the UK. Hilfiger’s new ‘Adaptive’ offering, which is available now on the US website and is intended to eventually roll out worldwide, consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles with features like velcro and magnetic fastenings to eliminate any difficulties users may have faced with buttonsRead More
Breaking the silence around sex and disabilityNovember 10, 2017 12:29 am

Breaking the silence around sex and disability

Why is dating someone with a disability still taboo? The image of a wheelchair is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about disability, but behind that wheelchair there is a person with needs just like any other human being. Oliver Scicluna wants to start a national discussion to break the taboo about sexuality, intimate relationships and disability, writes Sarah Carabott. The social barriers to having sex and healthy relationships are painful to several people with a disability,Read More