Indonesian trans women hold fashion show against plastic pollution

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Transgender Fashion Against Pollution

In the heart of Jakarta’s slums, a vibrant transgender community is turning heads with fashion as a spotlight on their lives and the challenges of dwelling in a densely populated, pollution-laden city. on an improvised runway, surrounded by intrigued neighbors, these remarkable women strut their stuff. Their attire ? Envision gowns of vivid hues crafted from cutlery and plastic bottles. And, for a sprinkle of holiday cheer, some outfits morph into festive Christmas tree ensembles. All this creativity springs from the mind of Mama Atha, the driving force behind Sanggar Seroja dance studio and the unofficial leader of Duri’s transgender community. This group, largely comprising itinerant musicians and makeup artists, affectionately dubs themselves the “Trans Super Heroes.”

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