11/19/2010: “Say Yes to the Dress” features gorgeous wheelchair bride

For my entry on the Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta episode on Lauren Garcia that aired 3/2/12 click here

Amazing $4,000 (and over) wedding gowns are standard fare on Say Yes to the Dress, the hugely popular wedding dress shopping reality show. And Kelley Brooks, a gorgeous paraplegic from Tennessee, was the first wheelchair-using bride to be featured on the show.

11/8/2010: Men in wheelchairs can rejoice, new adapted clothing line premieres

It’s been too long since a company has tried to fill the shoes of the several (now closed) adapted clothing companies that once catered to disabled men. IZ Adaptive, an adapted clothing company based in Toronto, has decided to fufill this need by selling handsome adapted coats and perfectly tailored button-up shirts.

11/4/10: Arizona foundation empowering young women with disabilities with fashion, and Kelly Rowland

The Aurora Foundation is a non-profit after my heart. Their mission – “To empower young women with disabilities to access their inherent leadership capacities.”  Their sister foundation, disABLED DIVAZ, has an exciting fashion show coming up. They’ve also launched their first ever fashion design competition.