Ari Southiphong: An Update

When I interviewed Andy South in 2010, the cute Asian designer was a contestant on Project Runway. Since that time, we have kept in touch on Facebook and I have been aware for a while now that Andy had since transitioned and was now living and being as amazing as ever, only now she was Ariyaphon Southiphong, or Ari for short.

We keep putting off doing an interview, and we'll resolve that soon enough, but a recent interview she did with PBS Hawaii, where she still lives, was too good not to share. Sadly, the video doesn't allow embedding, so you'll have to go to YouTube to watch it. It is in two parts, each at shortly under 30 minutes.

Part One:

Part Two:

Her journey has been amazing, and I think she is a great spokesperson for the transgender, and LGBT, community, as well as an amazing person and designer.