London's first all trans fashion show preparing to take over the catwalk

Trans activist Mzz Kimberley is raising funds to present LIFE, which will raise awareness and help organisations that support the trans community.

Mzz Kimberly, the organiser of the all trans fashion show poses in furs and a jewelled gown

Get ready London, as the beautiful people prepare to take over the catwalk in the city’s first ever all trans fashion show – LIFE. Organised to raise vital funds and awareness for the community, proceeds from the charity event will go towards CliniQ – the sexual health service led by and for trans people.

LIFE is the brainchild of singer, actress and trans activist MZZ Kimberly who invites attendees to stamp out transphobia “one strut at a time”. The event to be held in City Hall on September 13 will celebrate the beauty and power of trans models and performers as they slay on the catwalk and showcase their amazing talents.

A fundraiser by Kayza Rose shared, “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.”

The event will be hosted by Sabah Choudrey with fashion show clothing and accessories provided by Wandsworth Oasis charity shop. Makeup and hair will be managed by Gozra Lozano and a team from BAMM FASHION with styling managed by Tamer Wilde.

Speaking of the essential CliniQ, towards which the funds from the show will go, organisers shared, “In 2011, Project Q carried out a survey amongst young trans people to assess the need for a trans only clinic. More than a quarter had experienced biphobia, transphobia or homophobia at a clinic and another quarter had had their gender identity disrespected.

“In January 2012, training for cliniQ team began, which encouraged staff to look at their own ideas about gender, to use appropriate terminology, to learn about the implications of surgery or hormones on sexual health, and which then gave a grounding in the laws and issues which might affect them and trans clients. CliniQ opened at the 56 Dean Street clinic on 15 February 2012.”

Set to take over London mere days from now, the very best of luck to the incredible team behind LIFE. Stomp it out!

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