Trans Trunk

The Trans Trunk is an ongoing project of The Office of Multicultural Affairs to better aid the transgender student community of Oklahoma State University. This project functions as a free clothing closet, similar to a food bank, but aimed at the lack of necessary clothing for transgender students.

The main clothing necessary for the Trans Trunk project is clothing that is often difficult for transgender youth to access:

  • chest binders (similar to a bra, restricts the breast tissue to appear smaller and flatter)
  • bras¬†
  • feminine clothing
  • masculine clothing

Bras and chest binders are expensive, with the most inexpensive safe binders often costing around $35 a piece. Because of this, transgender individuals - especially transgender youth - are often unable to afford them. Many transgender youth resort to binding with bandages, which is linked to breathing problems, damage to the ribcage, and skin damage. Safe and accessible alternatives, such as free binders through The Trans Trunk, make these issues less likely.

Projects such as The Trans Trunk bridge the gap between trans individuals and the items that give them better mental health by affirming their gender. If you would like to donate to The Trans Trunk, please contact Irissa Baxter at irissa.baxter@okstate.edu or 405-744-6538

Contact: Irissa Baxter, Coordinator of Women's and LGBTQ Affairs, irissa.baxter@okstate.edu