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Black History Month Features: Who Is Visage?

Black History Month Feature Story
Briyanna Thompson

A confidence builder and what some would say has helped them find their place on campus, this is “Visage Fashion Company” a student organization at Georgia Southern known for their memorable runway shows, eye-catching style and their creativity. 

Started in Spring 2014, Visage is what you would call a group full of risky creativity. Hosting at least 1 show every semester where the themes and storylines are never the same. Their latest show is titled “Shadows of Society” which they hosted last semester. 

  • Alexis Smith, a runway and print model for visage spoke on some of the things Visage has helped her with since she first joined in Fall 2023

“Definitely given me more confidence, especially being in public,” she said. “From my first show last semester it boosted my confidence.” 

  • Lavert Graham, a runway model and stylist who just joined this semester also spoke on the confidence that Visage has given him. 

“When I’m out there walking and getting feedback from everybody in the room, it makes me feel like my confidence is growing day by day,” said Graham. 

Some members of the organization also spoke on their relationship within the organization.

  • Jaylin Wood, a runway model for Visage compared the org to a “ballroom family” 

“I feel like we’re one big family, we’re all alike but we’re also different at the same time,” he said. “ I feel like it’s a group of people who kind of have the same motives.” 

“It’s similar to a ballroom family. We just created our own,” said Wood. 

  • “Don’t be scared to reach out and make connections because you never know,” said Graham. “Even if you’re not in Visage right now, there might be a spot for you.” 

Visage Vice President, Megan Stewart also spoke to those who may be interested in joining Visage. 

“Just go for it, the worst thing that can be said is no,”said Stewart. “We really believe in creative development. 

“Even if you don’t have it right off the bat, as long as you keep trying and keep participating and really showing us that you want it for real,” said Stewart, “We will take the time out of our Saturdays and Sundays to really help and develop you to where you want to be.” 

Visage is just one of many student orgs who will be featured during Black History Month. Sharing their story and helping us learn about who they are and what they do on our campus. 

To hear more about Visage you check out their feature video on our Instagram page. 

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Briyanna Thompson, Co-Editor-in-Chief, The George-Anne
Briyanna is the Editor in chief for the George-Anne. She is a Senior Public Relations major with a minor in Sports Management. She is from Decatur, GA, and she joined the George-Anne fall in 2021 to gain news experience and further her future career plans. She is interested in sports writing and loves listening to music. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Pi You can send news tips to her email

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