Organised by the Wellbeing Foundation in partnership with Wuzi Africa, the Menstrual She-bang Fashion show has returned and will be happening on May 28th at Design Hub in the Industrial Area.
The main aim of the show is to bring life to sexual reproductive health and rights in a fashion show theme that will have 7 different fashion designers who will donate outfits that will be inspired by the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) story.
Each of the 7 designers is telling an SRHR through their collections as a conversation starter to the different challenges including shame and stigma.
Last year’s Menstrual She-bang Fashion show took place at MoTiV and this year, the show will still look at unlocking the limitless potential of young people from marginalized and less privileged communities and backgrounds by creating platforms for untold stories.
With the Wellbeing centre/Menstruation station located in Kisenyi, The Well-being Foundation operates in different parts of the country through partners giving young people from side-lined backgrounds and communities a voice of expression, a choice of life, and an opportunity to succeed in a world system that has previously left them behind.
According to Shyka Lwanyaaga the Founder of The Wellbeing Foundation, their goal is not to change who these young people are but to realign their psychological framework around their struggle and change their self-pity and perception of rough life into it being actually the biggest resource they have as it hands them more wisdom of survival in their young age more than most gain in their entire life.
“This is the second edition of what we think is an amazing tool for us to come together and communicate issues of importance as we have fun and get creative with problem-solving. Fashion is a great communication and behavioral change tool, so we are coming together with the designer to use the amazing craft of fashion to create a platform for untold stories,” said Lwanyaaga.
The first edition of the Menstrual Shebang fashion show focused on ‘Period Shame’ and the rights perspective of menstruation beyond the lack of access to period material as they were concluding their creative campaign with Creative Force.
“This year we are saying “Pay attention more to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights”. We are trying to fight poverty and the inequalities that come with economical classism but we are not thinking of the fact that the young people we are asking to be in charge of their wallets are not even in charge of their bodies.” Added Lwanyaaga.
The Well-being Foundation is also going to launch Wuzi which is a circular textile/fashion brand that is aimed to be additional storytelling and human connection tool.
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