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2016 About-Face Embody Awards: Transforming Fashion

Only a few tickets left! Get them before they’re gone.

Can’t make it to the Embody Awards? Sponsor 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 Clothiercreative, 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

A Better Place Foundation

Eva Gunther Foundation

Kris Nations



Sponsorships available

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



In-Kind Donors

Food and Beverage Sponsors

Two Sisters Bar and Books

Pacific Fine Food

Ninkasi Brewing Company

Chloe Jackman Photography


Shapeshift Productions

Graphic Design
Clean Line Design

Amoeba Music
Anita Coulter
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Benefit Cosmetics
Berkeley Repertory Theater
Blue & Gold Fleet
Blue Apron
Books Inc.
California Academy of Science
Carneros Inn
Cellar Angels
Citizen Fox Restaurant
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Désirée Flower and Design Studio
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Fringale Restaurant
GoCar Tours
Great Western Power Co.
Green Apple Books
Heather Birchall
Impact Hub
Kris Nations
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Locanda Restaurant
Mannequin Madness
Mission Cliffs
Numi Tea
Pauline Stavaris
Perry’s Restaurant
Point of Life Acupuncture
Pressed Juicery
Saint Harridan
San Francisco Ballet Association
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Playhouse
Shailushi Ritchie
Silvia Morita-Patel Events
Spin San Francisco
Suzannah Neufeld
Taylor Jay Collection
The Pig & Whisttle Bar & Restaurant
THÚY Custom Clothier
Title Nine Sports
Tribune Tavern Restaurant
Wes Pine Hair
Whereabouts Press