On Sunday, January 8, New Mexico high school student Anistasia Mia Aragon hosted a fashion show titled “I Am;” According to the Menual School, it aims to “reveal the massive prevalence of suicide, raise awareness, and use fashion to raise awareness and empower participants.” websiteThe show and benefits were held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, with all ticket proceeds going to New Mexico’s Suicide Prevention Program.
Aragon is currently in fourth grade at Menaul School, and it was her first time hosting an event like this. According to the event, she’s also the current title holder of World Latina Teen USA with Teen Suicide Awareness Platform. website.
“Unfortunately, suicide has been prominent in my life … I wanted others to recognize the signals of those around us who needed our help,” Aragon said. rice field.
The show line-up included a live performance by local artist Josué Urruita and around 100 models from all over the country.
“(I) am happy to have a platform to better understand the factors that may help identify and support people at risk of suicide … I definitely We wanted the show to be authentic and to include everyone affected by suicide,” Aragon said.
Urrutia sang two original songs from his band Los Domingueros discography, “The Change” and “Run With I”.
“When I found out why the event was being held, I immediately joined because I have suffered similar thoughts and afflictions,” Urrutia said.
Urruita said she joined in hopes of making a difference for others dealing with mental illness.
Performing for free was to represent not just me, but others who have persevered through this epidemic of suicide and overcome depression in the past.
He emphasized the show’s theme of “creating hope through action” and how it resonated with his band. I also mentioned how I brought that theme to life.
“All the models and designers representing the Anistasias catalog tried to convey that message during the show as well,” Aragon said.
Aragon wanted her show to leave participants willing to ask for help when they needed it, and to be honest with others.
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“Only by trying to be impactful, impactful, open and vulnerable to trauma, pain and pleasure can the world appear as important and valuable. said Aragon.
Weston Quintana is a freelance reporter for Daily Lobo.he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @wes_jpg