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?
I am extremely passionate about sustainability, queer culture, fashion and environmental issues and their intersectionality with each other and business. I’ve spent the last 14 years working in the corporate world and I’m now dedicating myself to applying that knowledge to these passions. This blog is a space for me to explore these important issues and to start conversations with others.