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2016 About-Face Embody Awards: Transforming Fashion

This event sold out last year, so get your tickets today!

Can’t make it to the Embody Awards? Please consider sponsoring a ticket for a young activist.




The 2016 Embody Award honorees are Bay Area fashion designers breaking barriers in expanding self-expression for all — beyond body size and gender expression. At this event, they will be showing their designs with the help of “real people”, not professional models.


Above, from left to right:

Thúy Nguyen, Thúy Custom Clothieredgy, custom suiting for female bodies

 Mary Going, Saint Harridan: high-quality custom and ready-made masculine clothing for female bodies

Taylor Jay, Taylor Jay Collectionstylish, flowing, well-made clothes for women of all sizes

Susan Gregg Koger, ModClothvintage-inspired, body-positive clothing shops and diverse body sizes in marketing



Young Activist Award honoree Marisa Kim, a student at Lowell High School in San Francisco


And there’s more!

Alternative fashion show showcasing our honorees’ clothing designs

Emcee and auctioneer: Anita Coulter, founder and Evil Overlord of TR!CKSTER comics and graphic arts

On display: Thought-provoking apparel design by Kelly Reddy-Best, scholar and designer at San Francisco State University



Main event tickets: $100

VIP tickets: $150 for meet-and-greet Champagne reception with the honorees (6:30pm)

discounted and gift tickets for young activists available via link below




UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Eileen Fisher

A Better Place Foundation

Eva Gunther Foundation

Kris Nations


Impact Hub

Chloe Jackman Photography

Ninkasi Brewing Company

Désirée Flower and Design Studio

Two Sisters Bar and Books

Pacific Fine Food Catering


Sponsorships available

For more information, call (415) 839-6779 or e-mail embody@about-face.org.