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.
Things get weird for this one year anniversary of What I Wore!
“This was going to be my last interaction with the heterosexual agenda for an entire week and I needed to keep my eye on the prize.”
What I wore to the craft brewery, running errands, and getting my oil changed!
This time I cover Trump’s America: Day 1, Day 2, and End of Week 1.
What I wore on Election Day and Post-Trump.
This week: I dress up as Carol Aird to go to Target, get sporty and outdoorsy to go to the doctor, and, yes, revisit the tire shop.
Watch out, 2016! Hillary’s on the rise and so are you – straight through some glass!
This week I channel women in film/TV to navigate the comedy show, a rock concert and the sport bar.
Featuring the outdoor music festival, the mall, and the electronic store!
Highlight: the Heterosexual Pride Parade
This outfit consisting of a rapidly deteriorating sweater, pleather pants, and a jacket made into a demi-skirt flashed me forward into a dystopian future where water is scarce but total gender/orientation presentation acceptance is not.
To a casual viewer, this might seem like a down home, girl next door outfit. Oh, just some casual slip-ons, a jersey top, cut-off jean shorts and a baseball hat. Hey y’all! But then it’s like, oop, nope, that’s just a bra.
“When I want to go for a drink at a bar where I know the crowd will be overwhelmingly straight, I take great strides to ensure a look that says I’m both sexually unavailable and I might attempt to convert you to a new religion.”