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[Photo Story] Sisters On The Runway Puts On Annual Fashion Show

Penn State’s Sisters on the Runway hosted its annual spring fashion show Sunday evening to raise money for domestic violence prevention and awareness.

Students came out to the HUB’s Heritage Hall to support the event and donate to Centre Safe, a local nonprofit that provides resources and support for victims of sexual and domestic violence.

Our photographers documented the occasion and checked out some of this year’s fashion inspiration.

Part of the fashion show included models holding signs with statistics related to domestic violence.

“More than 12 million women and men are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking per year in the U.S.,” one of the signs read.

Another sign shared that “more than 75% of women aged 18-49 who are abused were previously abused by the same perpetrator.”

One model, otherwise known as Onward State writer Nina Jeffries, sported a Penn State-inspired ‘fit, which is perfect for a hockey game or tailgate.

Hair clips are back, people! Another model wore a spring dress with pink, yellow, and turquoise pastels.

“Almost half of female & male victims of rape in the U.S. were raped by an acquaintance.”

“57% of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abusive in a dating relationship.”

If you haven’t invested in cowboy boots yet, this is your sign.

It appears that patterns are in, folks. Stripes, plaid, and florals.

Two more signs shared that “18% of female victims of spousal rape say their children witnessed the crime” and “more than 1 in 3 women in the United State have experienced rape, physical violence, & stalking by an intimate partner.”

In addition to the fashion show and informational signs, there were tabling, raffles, and performances.

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Colleen Nersten

Colleen is a washed-up biology grad and former associate editor. Her legacy will live on through stories like “10 Questions With State College Sensation ‘Hot UPS Bae’”. If you’re a STEM girlie, this is your sign to take the leap of faith and learn to write. It’s pretty fun. Colleen misses the hate mail and can be reached at [email protected] or via LinkedIn.

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