Sulaiman R. Khan [he/him/his/Disabled]

Sulaiman R. Khan [he/him/his/Disabled]

Disabled Entrepreneur | Anti-Ableism & Disability Justice | Adventurer & Continual WIPLondon, United Kingdom
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Sulaiman R. Khan [he/him/his/Disabled]

Sulaiman R. Khan [he/him/his/Disabled]

Disabled Entrepreneur | Anti-Ableism & Disability Justice | Adventurer & Continual WIPLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Who is Sulaiman Khan? Disabled/Wild/Sexy AF Adventurer and Continual WIP. Creating relationships, stories, and magic. The igniter of hearts creatively, a South Asian disabled wheelchair user adventurer, Sulaiman [he/him/hisDisabled] loves to create relationships, stories, and magic. Through his intersectional and Disability Justice lens, Sulaiman is the award-winning Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of ThisAbility Limited, a disability-led equity business. ThisAbility helps socially conscious organisations focused on sustainability, technology, or design to increase revenues by engaging the estimated $8 Trillion disabled market. Daringly integrating disability for business growth. Also, Sulaiman is the Co-Founder at Cripjoy, a transnational, majority-BIPOC community of practice reworlding mental health through an intersectional, anti-ableist, anti-audist, and anti-sanist lens. Moreover, as an activist, his intent is to envision new futures for eco-justice that centre—all too often marginalised—disabled lives. Critical “Cripship” Studies, a neologism he recently coined, marks one such domain where scholarly and community knowledge merge to set an agenda for survival strategies in the wake of climate change. With over 35-years’ lived-experience of disability and over 10-years’ experience in the creative industries, because of his innate sense of solidarity and desire for justice, he works tirelessly to ignite, invest in, and amplify disabled creativity across the world for a Just tomorrow for disabled people. And Sulaiman is an active (non-optical) intersectional accomplice-in-progress and a continual work-in-progress too, relentlessly and unapologetically.
Projects
  • "Hope"
    "Hope"My thoughts on 365 days (a whole year!) of me shielding.
  • Featured Author
    Featured AuthorDetails on being a newly featured author.
  • International Nurse Day
    International Nurse DayThoughts on International Nurse Day.
  • WINNER | COMMUNITY PERSON OF THE YEAR
    WINNER | COMMUNITY PERSON OF THE YEARThoughts on Winning community Person of The Year.
  • 60 Days Shielding
    60 Days ShieldingThoughts on 60 days of shielding.
  • Earth Day
    Earth DayThoughts on Earth Day.
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Projects credited in
  • TEDxLadbrokeGrove Alternative Paths Event - Sponsored by Born Equal Consults
    TEDxLadbrokeGrove Alternative Paths Event - Sponsored by Born Equal ConsultsWhat do you want to be when you grow up? This is a question many of us have asked and been asked. As children, we can never imagine the challenges that lie ahead for us - from blockers and minor upsets to experiences that nearly break us. The path to our achievements are rarely smooth. Our theme of Alternative Paths inspires us to view every step as a gift and embrace the determination and resilience of humanity.
  • Bland Guidelines
    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 Month
    Black History MonthThoughts on Black History Month.
  • JUDGE | NEXT CREATIVE LEADERS
    JUDGE | NEXT CREATIVE LEADERSOur Founder & Chief Purpose Officer Sulaiman Khan will be a judge for the #NextCreativeLeaders 2020 competition.
  • HONOUR | NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARDS
    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 Matter
    Black Lives MatterThoughts on Black Lives Matter.
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Work history
    ThisAbility Limited logo
    ThisAbility Limited logo
    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
    University for the Creative Arts logo
    University for the Creative Arts logo
    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