Svelte Leggings

Svelte Leggings

Svelte sent me these leggings to review but the opinions are all mine. Let's be honest. Leggings are rarely worn correctly anymore. Too many women are guilty of trying to pass off what are essentially cheap spandex footless tights as pants that hug every lump, bump and ripple. Women with disabilities who are wheelchair dependent are especially guilty of this. They think the chair hides these problems; it doesn't. 

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Fashionable People Worth Knowing

Fashionable People Worth Knowing

Someone recently described me as "well-connected". The world is well aware that people with disabilities exist and Nashville is certainly aware that I exist. The difference between just existing and really living lies in engagement. It is only in engaging others that the disability starts to disappear and the focus shifts to how we can connect as human beings. Only engagement can lead to genuine inclusion. I prefer to think of myself as being connected to some incredibly good people because I had the courage to engage them, and they had the character to reciprocate. Here are some of these extraordinary, fashionable people hanging out with me during Nashville Fashion Week

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1000 Voices For Compassion

1000 Voices For Compassion

You may wonder what a fashion and style blog has to do with compassion. After all, these things are often thought of as frivolous and superficial and having nothing to do with any deeper context. But I have a unique point of view that is accompanied by an unconventional opinion about fashion and style as it relates to people with disabilities. Namely, that we are entitled to both, even though they may be harder for us to come by.  I believe that fashion and style can not only change the way society views a person with a disability. It can also change the way they esteem themselves.

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Riverwood Mansion

Riverwood Mansion

This week finds me feeling unwell and shivering in the bleak, frigid January weather. Nevertheless, I'm excited to show off Riverwood Mansion, another of Nashville's historic homes. 

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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

This week's post was written by my better half, Clint Searcy. You'll see more guest posts from him in the future about who he is and some of the things he and I experience as a couple.

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Celebrating 53

Celebrating 53

Last week the ladies of Nashville's 12th & Broad wrote a piece about birthdays. It turns out they are all Taureans (born between April 20 and May 20) and they shared their thoughts about where they are in their lives and how they celebrated their birthdays. As a double-Taurus myself I can't help but feel a sense of Sisterhood with my new Nashvillians friends, even if they are much younger than I am. Almost everything they're experiencing is old hat to me, but that doesn't mean that my life has run it's course and I'm ready to "go quietly into that good night".

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