OTR clothing exchange caters to transgender youth

Since Transform opened its doors in October, community support has been huge. Co-founder Nancy Dawson has boxes of donated clothes piled in the basement of her OTR business, BRIDEface.


The idea of offering a free clothing swap for transgender youth came to Dawson and other founders Tristan Vaught and Marissa Fine after they saw a Facebook post about gender reveal parties for transgender kids when they come out.


Beyond the clothing exchange, Dawson says it’s bringing trans teens together and laying the groundwork for parent support groups.


Soon Transform will need its own storefront. The co-founders envision it as a LGBTQ safe space hangout. They also want to help start other brick and mortar and online trans clothing exchanges.


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