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The Advocate Highlights Emerson’s first Vogue KiKi Ball

 

students practice vogue moves

London Mulan, father of the Boston House of Mulan, leads a Vogue workshop in a Paramount Center studio ahead of Friday, April 26’s Vogue Kiki Ball. Photo/Claire Richards ’22

The Advocate spoke to Christopher Henderson-West ’20, president of the student group EAGLE (Emerson’s Advancement Group for Love and Expression) about the College holding its first Vogue Kiki Ball this past spring, and the only one of its kind, featuring seasoned competitors and $3,000 in prize money.

“Since QTPOC [queer and trans people of color] culture has a history of being appropriated and whitewashed for more mainstream audiences and demographics,” says Henderson-West, “EAGLE has worked to educate and give homage to their history and struggles.”

Read the article here.