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Abi Strong , MS, CCC-SLP, RYT (she, her) began her career path in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.  A pivotal period in her life occurred when, during her years in New York, she became good friends and roommates with a transfeminine person who was beginning her transition journey. As both were attending FIT, Abi witnessed first hand the struggles a gender diverse person might navigate, often without guidance or support, while realizing their identity. Abi’s path evolved after diagnosis of a learning disorder and adjusting to independent living as a neurodivergent person, leading her to receive a masters degree in speech language pathology. Abi then made a connection between fashion and communication, how both relate to body image, and how she could support those on a transition journey. Abi has synthesized this and several other aspects of her personal and professional life into Strong Style Solutions, including: ongoing work in the visual arts; creating custom fashion accessories and providing personal style consultation for transfeminine clients, teaching yoga and incorporating it into gender affirming communication sessions to help establish a sense of embodiment; fluency in French and Spanish, with 10 years experience providing professional speech language services in the latter, and a passion for working with neurodivergent, disabled, and other marginalized populations.

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