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Changemaker: Pimentel

Country of Implementation:Brazil

The Vou Assim School Project is a project for the professionalization of LGBTTTQIA+ people which, through the Fashion, Graphic Designer and Creative Direction courses, organizes and thinks about their insertion in the field of Culture. Vou Assim is a collective that performs employability propositional actions, representativeness and LGBTTTQIA+ sociocultural demands. It appeared in 2016 as a thrift store for second-hand clothes, mined in the northern part of São Paulo by the founder of the Pimentel collective, which began producing fashion editorials aimed at promoting the sale of the pieces and questioning gender and sexuality issues attributed to clothing. From this, Pimentel begins to notice the quantities of peripheral LGBTTTQIA+ (Models, producers, directors, designers, photographers, makeup artists) around her needing to enter the labor market and begins to idealize the project LGBTTTQIA+ wants work, which professionalized more than 50 LGBTTTQIA+ people, thinking about how to insert these people in the job market, the SOU ASSIM Platform ( is born, which gives visibility to the portfolio of these people as well as our project courses. In 5 years of operation, we have already achieved to professionalize more than 90 people and generate work fronts here in our project for more than 200 LGBTTTQIA+ people.

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