With its second year on campus, the Trans Fashion Show is set to be a night of fun, empowerment and education for all this Saturday.
Student assistant and coordinator of the fashion show Rachel Scales is excited for the models to feel proud of who they are.
“It’s a confidence-boosting experience,” Scales said. “On campus, they might get confused looks and feel different, but at the fashion show, they’re applauded and embraced.”
Throughout the evening, there will be makeup and binder demonstrations, as well as students sharing stories from their lives to bring a more personal and real element to the event.
“The fashion show helps normalize what it means to be transgender,” Scales said. “Last year, we had a big turnout, and we’re hoping this year will be even bigger. It’s an educational and fun experience for everyone, and the models feel empowered”.
The fashion show is free and will be in the San Luis Lounge in the Julian A. McPhee University Union, room 221.