Founded and created by Ruby, the Glamourbaby Diaries is a writing workshop series & self-development program designed to empower young women to be social change leaders through the lens of fashion.  

Glamourbaby Diaries encourages young women to redefine glamour by encompassing themes of strength, passion, & purpose. Incorporating elements from fashion, art, and media, participants explore social issues ranging from body image and identity to conscious consumerism and ethical fashion. Through the workshops, participants gain tools that build self-confidence, social awareness, and leadership, inspiring them to embrace their potential to become agents of social change. 

 The Glamourbaby Diaries aspires to be the gateway in which young women connect their interests in fashion with a new found investment in social advocacy.

TOPICS INCLUDE:  SELF-CONFIDENCE, BODY IMAGE, MEDIA LITERACY, CULTURAL IDENTITY, DIVERSITY, SOCIAL ISSUES (RACE,CLASS, GENDER), ETHICAL FASHIOn, conscious consumerism

  Participants in Class with Guests from FiRE, Filipinas in Rights and Empowerment

Participants in Class with Guests from FiRE, Filipinas in Rights and Empowerment

THE GLAMOURBABY DIARIES PROJECT IS AVAILABLE AS: A ONE DAY EVENT (BETWEEN 1-3 WORKSHOPS), A 1-WEEK RESIDENCY, OR THE ENTIRE 10 SESSION PROGRAM. 

Note: Workshop content and scheduling can be tailored to your particular campus or event. 

Find Glamourbaby Diaries on Facebook Here. Click below to request information about bringing Glamourbaby Diaries to your campus or venue. 

The Glamourbaby Diaries workshop was an amazing experience that left me inspired, encouraging further education of my ethnicity and womanhood. As a young adult female, I was attracted to everything this stands for. Art, beauty, and fashion are all important aspects in my life, but learning about it with a social justice twist is what made the workshop so special to me.
— – Kyla, Participant at Loyola University (Chicago, IL)

As Ruby was growing up, she noticed a lack of resources for Asian-American women, so Glamourbaby Diaries was originally created as a program dedicated to them. Thus, some workshops address the unique struggles that young Asian American women face, while connecting them to parallels across multicultural upbringings. As the program expands, it continues to keep young Asian-American women in mind, while welcoming diverse groups of women to the conversation. 

The goal of this program is to create an inspiring and provocative space for young women to explore their identity and assert their voices in the public sphere, while transforming apathy into social and civic engagement. 

  Participants Visiting the Vivienne Tam Store in SoHo (top)

Participants Visiting the Vivienne Tam Store in SoHo (top)

The Glamourbaby Diaries
affected me in a pretty big way;
knowing that I too, can change
society into something bigger.
— - Lisa, NYC, Participant

Launched in New York City, this project was first funded by the Asian Women Giving Circle in 2010.

Photo & Video Credits: Alexis Casson