Help us make London's first all-trans fashion show at City Hall happen . Your support could help make all the plans a reality!
Almost half (48 per cent) of trans people in Britain have attempted suicide at
least once; 84 per cent have thought about it. More than half (55 per cent)
have been diagnosed with depression at some point.
More than half (54 per cent) of trans people reported that they have been told
by their GP that they don’t know enough about trans-related care to provide it.
(Trans Mental Health Survey 2012)
CliniQ is the first Trans organisation led by Trans people & for Trans people. Delivering sexual health and holistic well-being services.
In 2010 Michelle Ross, Milo and Graham Reed began meeting to discuss ideas for a trans health space. The following year they then started talks with 56 Dean Street clinic and began meeting to discuss setting up a sexual health service specifically for the trans and non-binary communities. More organisations including London Friend, Antidote, and GALOP, joined and the ground-breaking idea developed into setting up a broader, holistic well-being clinic for trans and non-binary people and their family and friends.CliniQ opened at the 56 Dean Street clinic on 15th February 2012.
Mzz Kimberley’s LIFE is the brilliant idea from none other than Kim Tatum AKA Mzz Kimberley, a black Trans woman who wanted to do something amazing to shine the light on the amazing work provided by CliniQ.
City Hall have agreed to host this evening event,an all Trans fashion show. Every person walking in the show, hosting, performing or taking space in the show are Trans/ Non-Binary. This is something that hasn’t been done before and is a chance for the Trans community to take up space on their terms to stamp out transphobia one strut at a time!!
As you can imagine, we have been in talks with funders but unfortunately there are pre show production costs that must be covered in order for the show to go on. Many overheads have been covered from our own personal funds up until this point which is typical of marginalised groups with an emotional investment to making change!
As an ally, I’m making this funding page because I know that other allies are out there and if given the chance, they’d want to show their support and love too. We must take a stand when it matters and not wait whilst our Trans & Non-Binary friends struggle to make something happen that we could be supporting. I’ve witnessed the blatant transphobia and hatred directed at the Trans community as I’ve worked trying to make this event happen. I know that this doesn’t reflect every member of our society but if people don't know what is happening then they can’t help. So this is me calling on all allies to help make this event something special for the Trans community and continue to build on for the future.
More about the event:
Hosted by Sabah Choudrey
Sabah is a hairy brown transgender Muslim and likes talking and writing and feelings. Sabah co-founded Trans Pride Brighton in 2013, winner of the Best Trans Event in Brighton (2014, 2015) and nominated for Best Trans Event at the National Diversity Awards (2016). They have worked with queer, trans and non-binary youth since 2014 with Allsorts Youth Project, Metro Charity and Gendered Intelligence from Brighton to London, and formed networks for BAME LGBTQ Youth Workers and Youth across the UK.
Fashion show clothing & accessories provided by Wandsworth Oasis charity shop
Since its foundation in 1989, Wandsworth Oasis has provided support to - and challenged stigma towards - those living with HIV. Using revenue generated by our ten charity shops located in south London, as well as fundraiser events, we have given over £350,000 in grants to HIV-related projects and organisations during the last ten years alone.
Makeup and hair will be managed by Gozra Lozano with the amazing team from BAMM FASHION
Gozra Lozano is a prolific celebrity makeup artist whose work in fashion, advertising, TV and the music industry expands nearly 2 decades. Gozra began his career as part of the original MAC Senior makeup artist team and ambassador for Makeup Forever before starting a successful freelance career.
Gozra has worked in Fashion shows such as Vivienne Westwood, Givenchy, Calvin Klein and Alexander McQueen to mention but a few! From British Marie Claire to American Vogue, and personal Makeup artist to the Pussy Cat Dolls, Gozra has become a well-known name within the fashion world.
Styling managed by Tamer Wilde
Tamer is a creative, visual and highly result-orientated fashion industry professional with a record of founding and being part of critically acclaimed and award winning projects. With work featured in Harper’s Bazaar men’s style China, Esquire China, Baku, LOVE magazine, I-D magazine, GQ Style, Wonderland magazine, Stimuli magazine, commercial work for Cutler & Gross and Swarovski including developing the aesthetic identity for Sony music artists.
Headline media partner is Pink News
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We acknowledge individual experience and work to represent a diverse and intersectional community.
Models in the show come from various parts of the Trans community and include professional models, artists, filmmakers,performers and every day people. Models have been sourced from charities, collectives and Para Pride
September 13th 2019 at City Hall- London
5pm - 9pm
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Kim will film an update video to let you know the impact of your much needed and appreciated support.