ALEXANDRIA, VA – Approximately 150 guests, including the Mayor of Alexandria and other city notables, enjoyed the inaugural blind fashion show on October 29 at The Garden in Alexandria hosted by the IMperfeKtlymade Foundation, a new Alexandria-based nonprofit inspiring members of the visually impaired community to step out of their comfort zones and participate in activities not generally geared to the blind community.
“I wanted to show that visual impairments would not limit our ability to shine on the runway,” said Angela Harris, the foundation’s founder who shared the runway with other blind and low vision models.
“I was honored to sponsor!” exclaimed Councilwoman Alyia Gaskins on her social media. “All [the] models proudly identify as blind or low vision…this remarkable show is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and inclusivity and was so much fun!”
Harris and her team of volunteers is excitedly looking forward to next year’s event, and knows from participants and guests what a difference the IMperfeKtlymade Foundation can make.
“The turnout exceeded my expectations,” Harris said. And more than that, the “impact on our community and the reactions of the participants and guests inspires us to continue the mission to embrace similar opportunities and not let sight conditions hold people back.”
If you would like to contribute the organization by volunteering, donating, and attending future events, please visit their website and follow them on social media for more details.
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