About Radical Roadrunners and Rebirth Garments

Rebirth Garments banner, featuring QueerCrip models and designer Sky Cubacub

The IAG, in collaboration with GITA, is proud to announce the Radical Roadrunners Fall Runway, a radically visible QueerCrip fashion show featuring Rebirth Garments by designer Sky Cubacub.

“Rebirth Garment’s mission is to create gender non-conforming wearables and accessories for queer and trans disabled folks of all sizes and ages. The line creates a community where all people can confidently express their individuality and identity. Our identity is that of Queer, Mad and Disabled, which encompasses queer, gender nonconforming identities and apparent/ non-apparent disabilities/ disorders—physical, mental, psychological, intellectual, developmental, emotional, etc. In particular, our trans and disabled communities have very particular clothing needs that are not adequately served by mainstream clothing designers. Instead of being centered on cisgender, heterosexual, white, thin people, Rebirth Garments is centered on Queer and Disabled people.

Rebirth Garments challenges mainstream beauty standards that are sizest, ableist, and conform to the gender binary. Instead, we maintain the notion of Radical Visibility, a movement based on claiming our bodies and, through the use of bright colors, exuberant fabrics, and innovative designs, highlighting the parts of us that society typically shuns. Through Radical Visibility, we refuse to assimilate and can create a QueerCrip dress reform movement.”

Event and Model Information

When: Tuesday 26 September 2023, 2pm-4pm
Where: St. Cajetan’s
What: A fashion show featuring MSU Denver students wearing their custom designed look. Student models will be able to keep their outfits!

Please note that all attendees and participants must wear masks. N95 or KN95 preferred. Some masks will be provided at the door of the show.

We will have live-captioning during the show and possibly ASL services.

UPDATED LIVESTREAM LINK: Not able to party with us in person? No problem! Feel free to join us on our livestream on Zoom!

Faculty are encouraged to spread the word and bring your class!

Feel free to share the Radical Roadrunners flyer with your departments!


About our model search

During the first two weeks of fall term we opened our model search, looking for students to model for Rebirth Garments in an upcoming fashion performance at Metropolitan State University of Denver on September 26, 2023. The language used for the model search is below:

We are looking for students who identify as any or a combo of the following: queer, disabled (including but not limited to physical, emotional, mental, Intellectual, developmental, psychological, whether it is apparent or not apparent), chronically ill, POC (People of Color), trans, non-binary, intersex, fat, superfat, infinifat, etc. We are looking for people of ALL SIZES and ages! Also especially excited if you do any type of disability justice or queer activism! No performance or modeling experience needed, and models get to keep their customized garments!

Thank you to our sponsors and participating businesses!

Thank you to our MSU Denver sponsors!

Thank you to our participating businesses!

MSU Denver and Auraria Campus resources for students

These departments and organizations will have tables at Radical Roadrunners so folks can visit and get information.