September 15, 2015
I am excited (and slightly terrified) to announce my debut this weekend at London Fashion Week! While runways are nothing new to me, the sort I am familiar with are usually made of Mondo and end with me jumping into a sand pit…this time I will be striking a pose!
It has been a lot of fun working with Lenie Boya on the outfit, and with ProActive Prosthetics and The Alternative Limb Project on a stunning artificial leg! I am really passionate about helping to change the way women feel about their bodies and this is a great opportunity to challenge how we feel about perceived flaws and imperfections. Is it really such an awful thing to be different??? Or is it a fantastic opportunity for creativity and innovation?
Details for the show are below!
Spring Summer 2016 Collection Season
Saturday 19th September 2015
7.30 pm - 8.00 pm show
Charing Cross Hotel, The Strand, London
For more information, contact Nick Hartwell firstname.lastname@example.org/07748182194
September 7, 2015
September 7th, 2015 marks 1 year to go to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games! Stef hopes to compete for gold in the long jump in what will be her third Paralympic Games experience. Nissan released the following video in celebration of the year long countdown!
September 5, 2015
Earlier this week, Stef took part in the first bareMinerals Body Confidence Campaign. Leaders in the beauty industry were invited to explore what can be done to improve body confidence in women. The Saturday Times did a feature on Stef where she explains why losing a limb actually helped her to love her body more.
Stef has had an amazing summer working with BBC Radio Derby as a sport's reporter. Some of her highlights have included interviewing Wimbledon head referee Andy Jarrett, getting the inside scoop from Jordan Spieth's strength and conditioning coach, and watching the Derby County games with the press team. Here is an editorial piece Stef did on how to tackle doping in Athletics
Stef Reid has been selected for the BBC KickOff Trainee Sports Reporter 2015! Stef will be working with the sports team at BBC Radio Derby for 8 weeks. Ordinarily, this would be out of the question due to the heavy demands of the summer competition season. But in April, Stef received devastating news about her back that meant she would be out of training for the next 6 months. While sitting in hospital, waiting to see a specialist, Stef saw a tweet from Gabby Logan advertising the program. After an intensive application and interview process, Stef was called with the good news!
Stef currently works as a professional speaker, and hopes to transition into media when she retires from track. Stay tuned for some samples of Stef's work!
Stef is excited to be chosen as Hip & Healthy's Fitspiration of the month! Hip & Healthy brings together the latest from the worlds of health, fitness, beauty, and style. Click HERE to read the article
On Thurs Oct 16th, Stef was thrilled to attend the Body Confidence Awards 2014 at the House of Commons. Stef was nominated for the "People's Choice Award", and presented the award for Physical Activity to the Youth Sport Trust for its work in promoting body confidence by encouraging healthy living through physical activity. In Stef's words, "I am honoured to be part of the campaign efforts. I know how sport can change lives and build body confidence because I experienced it. Becoming an amputee at 15 was difficult, but it was through sport that I began to accept my body and love what it could still do". For more information about the Be Real Campaign, click HERE.
Stef was thrilled to be crowned IPC European Long Jump Champ this month in Swansea! Click HERE to read about Stef's thoughts ahead of her first international title!
It was a big month for Stef as she officially reclaimed her T44 long jump WORLD RECORD with a leap of 5.47m at the Glasgow Diamond League Grand Prix at Hampden Park! "I couldn't have picked a better crowd or better venue," says Stef of the leap put her back at number one, and placed a target on her back ahead of the IPC European Champs. It was actually the second time Stef broke the world record, as she jumped 5.45m at a meet in April. However, the performance could not be ratified as the meet didn't hold an IPC permit.
Stef Reid features in the Body Feat section in the June 2014 issue of Red Magazine. Click HERE to read the full article
Stef Reid was thrilled to participate as a guest lecturer in the London College of Fashion Better Lives Series 2014. Stef shared her thoughts on the fashion industry using her perspective as both a model and Paralympian. LCF host an annual series of seminars focused on using the discipline of fashion to drive change, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live. You can listen to Stef's lecture using the video link above. Stef featured as a model for high street retailer Debenhams in their Spring 2013 collection. Debenhams' campaign went viral and captured headlines as they challenged perceived norms of the fashion industry by featuring amputee, plus size, and mature models. Read more about Debenhams' campaign HERE.