I consider myself lucky. My space allows me to meet incredible women who inspire me + others around them on the daily. Sometimes I get the privilege to share their stories with you here. Lex is one of those ladies!
Lex Huth is a communications consultant who infuses her work with diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) best practices. She's a visually impaired disability advocate who moved to Japan once her eyesight stabilized. As she traveled around Asia, she honed her skills in international PR for a Japanese-government-backed visa initiative, wrote about disability-inclusive travel, and learned new ways to communicate complex concepts to a global audience. She moved to MSP because her support dog loves the snow, and she's actively working to make our city more accessible for everyone.
Why is Arlo Lex's favorite place to shop? "It's a space where I feel comfortable and encouraged to relax while shopping. If I come with my support dog, if I come with my white cane, if it's a good vision day or a bad one, I'm always going to leave feeling great and owning something new that I love." Specifically, she shares that our staff has made the experience better, "There's a sense that you're here to enjoy yourself. There isn't pressure - so when you buy something, it's going to be something you are proud to wear. I can't tell you how many people compliment everything I get from Arlo. And it's great to tie those compliments back to such an intentionally positive space."
Since it's National Disability Employment Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to discuss why DEIA is so important. You can reach out to Lex on LinkedIn
and read more about her story on Medium