ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A fashion blogger is challenging the norm in the industry.
From her purple hair to “loud” clothes, Alicia Searcy isn’t afraid to make a statement, but that wasn’t always the case.
The Ashland City resident was born with cerebral palsy and is wheelchair and walker dependent.
Growing up with a fashion model as a mother, Searcy says she was criticized for her appearance.
“For a long, long time I didn’t bother with fashion and was a slob,” said Searcy. “people weren’t treating me well and not talking to me because I was in a wheelchair and I thought this was ridiculous so I decided to do something to change it.”
Searcy started dressing with intention and says she noticed it changed the way people interacted with her which eventually changed the way she saw herself.
She decided to start the fashion blog “Spashionista” which is