“I’m adult and I’ve never cried over a haircut before and I don’t usually call my mom when I’m sad or frustrated or mad. She asked to see a photo of it. I sent her one and she asked me if the man hated queers, because this was clearly a hate crime.”
It’s true that queer women and non-binary people are more likely to let their body hair grow than straight cis women are — but a lot of us still take it off.
“I’m a psych major with a love for writing poetry and making traditionally masculine and also lesbian things — style or otherwise — edgy and feminine. One of my many mottos is “femme ain’t frail” and I would hope the way I present represents that.”
“One time my coworker asked if I could dress any dykier and you know what? I don’t know. It’s pretty gay.”
Can you believe it’s already Halloween?! Check out this RAD last minute makeup look inspired by Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel” video!
“I can’t stand wearing high heels, and I have no idea how to accessorize — but I want to get out of my comfort zone a bit.”
gc2b grabbed some fabulous models and used their binders to create Halloween costumes on a budget using items you can find at a craft store, your local Halloween pop-up, and your own closet! This is for every queer who’s ever wanted to prance or parade around in their binder in public without putting a shirt over it.
Los Angeles’ first “Equality Fashion Week” featured incredible queer and trans designers on the rooftop of a fancy hotel and we had fun!
I’m a Taurus sun, Sagittarius moon non-binary person from France, who recently discovered that they feel much more at home in the men’s section of the stores.
Submissions are now open for our next quarterly theme issue: But Make It Fashion.
The first question people asked me when I got engaged was what I was going to wear to the wedding. My impulse reaction was to blurt out, “how the fuck should I know?”
“Until recently I’ve lived in boot-cut blue jeans and snarky t-shirts, and my usual fall/winter wardrobe is that plus a flannel and tennis shoes. I’d like to class it up a little bit without having to take ages to get dressed in the morning, but somehow long-sleeve button-fronts just seem so formal!”
I’m still defining “tomboy femme” style for myself but it gets exponentially harder to find inspiration when all I see is fashion for white, thin bodies. I’m a fat tomboy femme of color and I deserve cute outfits!
This no-makeup look is actually super minimalist — who has time for fifteen products designed to make you look like you aren’t wearing any? With multi-use stain sticks that work for a range of skin tones and concealer, you’re looking amazing and natural in just a few minutes.
“At the moment I wear jeans and a t-shirt with a pair of boots… but I have to meet big deal bosses/clients and I get the vibe I look too unprofessional.”
In its 5th year, dapperQ continued to throw the most inclusive New York Fashion Week runway event, and it was amazing.
“I’ve had conversations with brands where they’ve been very explicit about who their customers weren’t. They weren’t plus size people. They weren’t queer people. They weren’t people of color. And those attitudes affect me as well as a black, queer woman.”
“I like to look like a “pretty boy,” wearing traditional masculine clothing with little hints of “masculine femininity” i.e. earrings, nice watches, some lace/floral patterns/soft pinks, rings. I pride myself in feeling a Peter Pan kind of boyish and youthful and fun, but still have a serious side and like to dress myself in nice business professional when the occasion calls for it.”
In tribute to Lena Waithe, a few Autostraddle staffers got together to share the moment when they decided to cut their hair short.
Restaurant shirts are basically the same as band shirts — spread the word.