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Sulaiman Khan

Disabled Entrepreneur | Disability Justice | A continual WIPLondon, United Kingdom
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Sulaiman Khan

Disabled Entrepreneur | Disability Justice | A continual WIPLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Who is Sulaiman Khan? Disabled/Wild/Hot AF Exploratory Storyteller and Adventurer. Creating relationships, stories, and magic. A Continual WIP. Sulaiman is an independent consultant, speaker, and writer on Divergent Leadership, Creativity, and Equitability (characterised by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable: equitable treatment of all citizens). The igniter of hearts creatively, a South Asian disabled wheelchair user exploratory storyteller and adventurer, he loves to create relationships, stories, and magic. Also, Sulaiman is the award-winning Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of ThisAbility Limited, which is a disability-led equity business. With over 35-years lived-experience of disability and over 10-years experience in the creative industries (and deeply invested in working towards disability justice and disability solidarity), he works tirelessly to destabilise the accepted narratives of creativity and disability, changing the culture to make equity the default via disabled creativity. And Sulaiman is an active (non-optical) intersectional accomplice-in-progress and a continual work-in-progress too, relentlessly and unapologetically.
Projects credited in
  • Bland GuidelinesWhy stand out when you were born to fit in? So many brands default to bland, so they’ll never be noticed or remembered. If you like to be bland and stay safe with no distinctive direction or attributable assets, Designer Paul Mellor and I will make sure you never stand apart from the competition, or stand out. And we get by with a little help from our friends. We invited industry experts in Creative, Strategy, Diversity, Trends, Social, SEO and PR to be bland too. As you’d expect, everything’s
  • Black History MonthThoughts on Black History Month.
  • JUDGE | NEXT CREATIVE LEADERSOur Founder & Chief Purpose Officer Sulaiman Khan will be a judge for the #NextCreativeLeaders 2020 competition.
  • HONOUR | NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARDSWow! Congrats: Our Founder & Chief Purpose Officer Sulaiman has been shortlisted for the Lifetime Achiever Award at the National Diversity Awards 2020!
  • Black Lives MatterThoughts on Black Lives Matter.
  • #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 2020Thoughts on Mental Health.
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Work history
    Founder and Chief Purpose OfficerThisAbility Limited
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    “It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those others identified as outside the structures in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish. It is learning how to take our differences and make them strengths. For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.” – Audre Lorde ThisAbility – Inclusively, daringly forwards. 160 characters: Disability-led equity consultancy. We exist to ignite, empower, and amplify disabled creativity across the world. #ThisAbility https://www.thisability.co Watch this space. "Shared Values + Shared Action​ = Shared Profit (that’s financial profit and social profit)."​ – Cindy Gallop
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    Founding MemberThe Great British Diversity Experiment
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Proving that diversity works. As a founding member of The GBDE, I am part of the team that’s bringing more diversity to the creative industries (particularly in Advertising and Design), especially for women, LGBTQs, BAEMs and people who happen to have a disability. The report is out - read it now (https://www.thegreatbritishdiversityexperiment.com/the-report)!
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Skills
  • Organisation
  • Leadership
  • Public Relations
  • Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing
  • Enterpreneurship
  • Diversity
  • Consulting
Education
    BA(Hons) Advertising AND Brand CommunicationUniversity for the Creative Arts
     - Farnham, United Kingdom
    Second Class - Upper Division (2:1). Thesis/Dissertation – Mobile Dream Machines: How the notion of being ‘mobile’ impacts creativity