This is precisely what I admire about cholas, and what I wanted to emulate for myself as a femme. These women were highly feminine, but not the dainty kind, the kind that has lived a thousand years.
I’m thankful for visibly queer black women like Crystal Anderson who make me feel less alone. Thank you. Thank you for doing the hard work it takes to be who you want and then, on top of that, sharing yourself so we can see it.
“I wanted to stay, but I had to return to my reality. Now I imagine the stillness I felt when I was in the bed that I loved, in the city that I miss, and stay hopeful that I’ll be able to feel it all again soon.”
A comfy and sensual off the shoulder moment. The small luxury of a matching set. We’re going to be inside for a while, spoil yourself in the ways that you can :)
I channeled what Janet Jackson as an adult Penny from “Good Times” would wear in 1976 when coming home to visit for Easter (complete with what she might steal from her mama’s closet).
Do you remember that 1999 MTV VMA performance with N*SYNC & Britney Spears? I do, very vividly. So I raided my closet, completed my to-do list, and then made out with a pretty girl as a reward.
We’re bringing back the iconic Autostraddle series “What I Wore” – now starring Shelli Nicole! Join the ride as she navigates fashion as a black femme and finding what makes her feel … well… HOT.
“Swaddled in cardigans, ensconced in sweaters— Mommis are at their most powerful when the temperature drops below 70 degrees. In their honor, here is a fall fashion guide that will allow you to usurp some of their power for your own!”
“I sat there staring at my laptop screen soaking in the news that my love of flirty summer dresses, brightly hued tights, wine-colored lipstick and smiling radiantly in photos made me invisible to those I wanted most to be seen by. I thought I had to make a choice between authenticity and visibility.”
This is a collection of some of the cutest, trendiest swimsuits available this season in multiple style categories and cut options in each to cater to different body types. I’ll also be showing off some of my favorite suits!
Transformative. Powerful. Restorative. Life-changing. These are some of the words A-Campers used to describe the Body Posi Plus Size Party we hosted with ModCloth and Mary Lambert at A-Camp X.
Sporty? Flirty? Femme? Whatever your underwear vibe is, bralettes are here for you, and they’re SO COMFORTABLE.
More often than not growing up, my closet was my salvation.
‘Tis the season to get cute and cozy.
What to wear when you don’t want to channel Leather Mommi Barbie.
Escape the tyranny of waistbands in these extra long tee- and sweatshirts.
In a scary time in the U.S. as a queer trans non-binary brown child of immigrants with mental illness, fashion gives me back a measure of control.
My nails may contribute to the erasure of my queer identity, but they represent a departure from following other people’s rules — and instead listening to my own voice.
When I came out as trans, I felt like I needed to be high femme. These days, I’d rather just be me.
There are some adorable outwear options for tomboys, too.
I thought I’d talk on a granular level about living in my particular body. And then, if you wanted to, you could do the same.