Megan Picurro is a recent graduate of Parsons MPS in Fashion Management program. As a resilient, creative, endlessly curious queer human who has overcome great challenges, Picurro embeds her beliefs in both her design and business ethos. Currently, she is developing her own line of “cosmetics” for the queer consumer.
Currently the LGBTIQA+ community is being marketed to as one segment when really, we are many segments. My goal is to create a stronger community for queer women, lesbians, transmen, transmasculine and non-binary people and create brands and spaces that reflect our values. We wear cosmetics but don’t necessarily identify with beauty. We want clean products including packaging – no more virgin plastic. We are not straight women; we are not gay men. We are different.
What one word best defines your character as you navigate into the future?
The ultimate question I must ask myself is, "why am I not more like myself? Why am I not more like the person I was born to be?" My soul and yours are equally a spark of G-d, the universe or whatever you believe but each spark bring a unique light into the world. It shines in a way no other soul can, and we have the opportunity to bring goodness, holiness, righteousness, and healing in specific ways and to specific people and situations which no one else can.