Liftware Level

Liftware Level

One of the biggest problems people with certain spinal cord injuries and some forms of Cerebral Palsy, among other disabilities, face is keeping their meals off of their clothes. If your arms and hands are weak or unsteady it can be difficult to maneuver a fork or spoonful of food from the plate into your mouth without at least some of it dripping or dropping on your outfit. Enter Liftware Level, a self-leveling utensil base that keeps the spoon or fork attachment horizontal. 

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Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions

The outfit, is basic, classic and neutral. That doesn't mean it's frumpy or boring. Neither am I, nor am I brave, lazy, or an opportunist because of my disability. These are perceptions that need to change. This is the year we change Nashville's perceptions about people with disabilities in a big, big way. I'm cooking something up, and I'll tell you all about it right after Nashville Fashion Week. Speaking of which, do you have your all-access pass yet? If not, get it here.

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Ballgowns And Barriers

Ballgowns And Barriers

Last month I put on my best outrageous vintage lavender gown, complete with built-in capelet (as one does) and headed for costumer extraordinaire Manuel's Christmas Party. The party took place at  The Standard which, according to their page on Yelp, is wheelchair accessible. But it isn't. Not even close. So I sat there in my lavender gown feeling left out and foolish. I had to leave. 

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Janska Clothing That Comforts

Janska Clothing That Comforts

Wouldn't it be great if you could find outerwear made right here in the USA that's as comfortable as it is stylish? Let me introduce you to Janska Clothing That Comforts. The premise is simple. Create vibrant, comfortable, disability-friendly clothing using classic lines and lightweight fabrics, and manufacture the entire line in America.  

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A Day In My Life During Nashville Fashion Week

A Day In My Life During Nashville Fashion Week

It's a little tricky for me to cover all of the runway and trunk shows that take place during Nashville Fashion Week. Here's a little video Clint put together to show you how crazy it's been this week and how I'm approaching this marvelous opportunity.

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Something's Gotta Give

Something's Gotta Give

You know, I'm not a big fan of change. But sometimes it becomes terribly obvious that something's gotta give. No doubt most of you have noticed that I'm not keeping up with your blogs and social media as assiduously as I used to. It's not for lack of interest on my part, nor is it because I think less of any of you. Quite the contrary.

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