‘We need to display our culture’: African Student Union hosts second annual fashion show


Bailey Reed

Students perform at the African Student Union second annual fashion show on Monday, April 10.

Bailey Reed, News reporter

The African Student Union hosted their second annual fashion show on Monday, April 10 at 5 p.m., displaying traditional African clothing, patterns and textures. 

The fashion show also included dances, poetry and crowd-participation games. 

Henri Aboah, junior and president of ASU, explained why she started the event last year. 

“I know U of L [University of Louisville] does an international fashion show, and so that’s where I kind of came up with the idea,” Aboah said. “I feel like we have a lot of diversity on campus, but it’s not really shown.”

Additionally, Aboah spoke on the importance of hosting this event in celebrating different cultures on campus. 

“I feel like it’s important because we need to display our culture,” Aboah said. “Even though it [WKU] is a PWI [predominantly white institution], it’s important that we all learn about different cultures and celebrate the diversity we have here on the hill.”

Many students in attendance enjoyed the event and the vast array of performances displayed.

“Getting to see all the different kinds of outfits was my favorite part,” Star Robertson, a grad student studying homeland security science, said “I love expanding my understanding of other cultures and getting to enjoy them and see their performances.”

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