Serena Truong, Intern
A Better Day Than Yesterday Initiative Program hosted A New Me Fashion Show on October 9 in Richmond, Virginia. A Better Day helps bring incarcerated individuals back to society. The fashion show gave makeovers to returning citizens and their families as a form of empowerment. It was an intimate gathering with lively music and all around joyous energy in the small room in the Queen Bee & Co. lounge (21 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220).
Founder LeTeisha Gordon created the organization in 2016 after her own experience struggling to communicate with her incarcerated father. Now she gets to share her story and help others.
Thomas Mundy, a returning citizen, was incarcerated for 13 years. Since his release, he has worked as a peer support specialist and now is a small business owner. He works to change the public’s perception of incarcerated people.
“The public needs to view us as non-threatening and I feel like this goes a long way to normalize us,” Mundy said.
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