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Daspu Fashion Show at #OccupaMinc to mark Puta Dei

Puta Dei – Brazil’s celebration of International Sex Workers’ Rights Day started first in Belém de Pará by GEMPAC in 2012 and currently celebrated by sex worker rights organizations throughout Brazil – illuminated the #OccupaMincRJ on July 2, 2016.

#OccupaMincRJ is a cultural space of resistance against the coup and Temer government in Brazil. The evening, called, Fashion Rua (Street Fashion) was organized by Davida/Daspu, Transrevolução, the Prostitution Policy Watch and SlutWalk Rio featuring Daspu, Emporium by Almir França and models from the Casa Nem, a house, cultural and educational center of resistance for travesti and trans population in Rio de Janeiro. Sex workers, allies, and activists from a variety of social movements rocked the catwalk and fashion show that ended in a powerful speech by Indianara Siqueira, president of Transrevolução and the force behind the Casa Nem. Live the event a little bit though the photos and video here!

Indianara Siqueira

Indianara Siqueira gives a powerful speech at the end of the fashion show against the coup and for puta rights.

Naomi Savage

Naomi Savage with a red umbrella on the catwalk.

Rafaela Firmo

Rafaela Firmo in a t-shirt honoring Gabriela Leite.


Welldonna Mirifica in make-up.


Izabella Diaz works it on the catwalk.

Production: Daspu Davida, Casa Nem , Empório Almir França and the Prostitution Policy Watch in partnership with #OcupaMincRJ and Marcha das Vadias Rio de Janeiro
Direction and Production: Guilherme Alef e Laura Murray
Creative Direction: Almir França | Elaine Bortolanza
Production Assistants: Roxana Rodriguez Mayen e Pedro Lopes
Technical Coordinator: Lourinelson Vladmir
Collection Zonas de promiscuidade: Daspu in partnership with Ale Marques and Marcita Amores, from the fashion line  À dor amores
T-shirts: Daspu with designs from Laerte Coutinho
Empório Collection: Almir França
Collection Daspu em Exibição by Paula Villa Nova
Make-up: Denilson Vieira and Luanne Garcia
Hair: Anderson Ramalho Ramos
Soundtrack: Dj Dolores
Photos on this blog: Soraya S. Simões and#OcupaMincRJ /Mídia Ninja






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