Disability Diversity Added to CBS Fall 2015 Lineup

  As I said in my previous post I’m a bit obsessed right now with finding disability diversity represented in the world of fashion and entertainment. With the return of TV’s fall lineup (when did that sneak up on us?? I’m still hanging by the pool!) CBS will introduce a new show onto its Saturday

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Work! Cover Girl!

I went on a Google search because I couldn’t think of a recent time I’ve seen a person with a disability in fashion ads. Turns out I was splendidly mistaken.   February of this year Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week, the holy of holies, catwalk Super Bowl, fashion Mecca, featured a show that presented

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So I Gotta Plug Myself For a Minute…

Yesterday marked eight years since I had a car accident that left me a T4 paraplegic. It’s my 8th Wheelie Birthday!!! Funny thing is I didn’t even realize until my Mom and Aunt Julie reminded me. I don’t dwell on the past nor would I want to change it. I wholeheartedly believe I am exactly

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I Wanna Be Like Mike

Recently I was tuning into “Watch What Happens Live” hosted by the wonderful Andy Cohen (Bravo TV) and he had Puff Daddy P Diddy Sean Combs or as I like to call him Poppa Diddy Pop, sit down for a chat. At one point Andy asks the business mogul about the last thing that made

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ADA: Changing Buildings and Attitudes Since 1990

  Alter Ur Ego is my baby. I love fashion and every minute of this business so I want to use this entry to celebrate something that has made it possible for me to get this far in my venture; The American’s With Disabilities Act.   The American’s With Disabilities Act is turning 25 this

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The “ah-ha moment”

Becoming Ms Wheelchair Kentucky 2012 and going on to compete in Ms Wheelchair America and being able to meet so many other amazing girls in wheelchairs was my “ah-ha moment.” Experiencing clothing obstacles on my own was one thing but seeing others struggle was another. I knew I could make a difference first hand. Though

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And so it began

Factory 45 a four-month accelerator program for sustainable apparel companies that takes you from idea to launch. Shannon Whitehead gives the tools to source fabric, find a manufacturer & raise money to fund production. Applications to become a part of Factory45 are open from Feb. 16 – March 2 at www.factory45.co   I was one

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On The Catwalk

In 2013 I designed adaptable shirts for the Future of Fashion V for the Lexington Fashion Collaborative. My five models were in wheelchairs and they rolled the runway (I’m not trying to say I started something but… :)) These shirts were made just for this fashion show but I’m hoping to add them to my

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Stephen King said it best…

“Somethings that are most important are the hardest things to say” In 2007, I became wheelchair-bound at the age of 21 after a traumatic car accident that left me a T4 paraplegic (I can’t feel from the chest down). Transitioning into my new normal, I quickly realized that I couldn’t find functional and comfortable clothing

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