Qwear Pre-Loved Clothing Pop-up Shop Fundraiser, Somerville
Boston: Join Qwear on Wednesday March 6, 7-10 PM for a fundraiser at Remnant Brewing in Somerville! Entry is free, and light refreshments will be served, compliments of Lisa Truong-Marchetto.
In addition to shopping a wide array of pre-loved clothing, enjoy styling advice from the Boston area Qwear team, and raffle prizes! All proceeds will go to Qwear to support our mission of increasing LGBTQIA+ visual representation!
Wednesday March 6, 2019
2, Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143
Please bring your old, gently worn clothes to donate! You can drop them off at Remnant Brewing all day Tuesday the 5th and Wednesday the 6th, or you can just bring them with you to the party!
If you would like to donate something for the raffle, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryley Rubin Pogensky (MC)
Qwear model and contributor
A Qwear model and contributor, Ryley is a trans activist hailing from New York, who has written for numerous publications including The Huffington Post, Blavity, and dapperQ on topics related to race, gender, and social justice.
Photo: Ryley at Qwear’s Legendary Children Fashion Show, BU Art Galleries, 2/2/18/ Photographer: Samantha Murray
Event sponsor and Financial Planner
Lisa Truong-Marchetto is a financial planner with a passion for helping people, and a true commitment to philanthropy, supporting LGBTQIA organizations, Asian-American Health initiatives, and community service. She will share a few tidbits on topics specific to the queer community.
Founding Editor, Qwear
As Qwear’s Founding Editor, Sonny envisions a future in which all LGBTQIA+ people are free to express themselves without fear of violence. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.
Photo: Sam Murray
Fashion Director and Fashion Designer, Qwear
As Qwear’s Fashion Director and Fashion Designer, Rupi seeks to dismantle preconceived notions of gender expression and explore the identity constructs of queer fashion. Rupi’s goal is to provide a platform for the community to share their stories with the aim of demystifying the borders of queer fashion and reinforcing queering fashion as an intimate experience closely related to one’s individuality. Hailing from Scotland, with Trinidadian roots, this veteran designer and activist has immersed herself in queer theory and fashion for nearly a decade.
We will be accepting cash or Venmo payments at the event — no credit cards! If you need an ATM, there is a Citizens Bank, Bank of America, and East Boston Savings bank all within Union Square, or a 5-10 minute walk from Remnant.
The event is wheelchair accessible. If you would like to learn more about accommodations, email us: email@example.com
We are seeking volunteers to help set up/clean up and check people out. You will be gifted with free clothes. Interested? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org