The FADER Hosts Diverse Trans Photoshoot

The FADER, a music, style, and lifestyle magazine published a photoshoot with 11 trans models for an article called, "The Real Faces Of Fashion's Non-Gendered Future." 

Contrasting with whitewashed articles that only feature one type of look, The FADER took real, beautiful photographs of individuals who don't fit the gender binary and challenge America's standards of beauty. Writer Mobolaji Dawodu includes a short but expressive quote from each model describing their shopping experience with each shot. 

I think that it's key for publications to showcase queers in their own styles. When it comes to personal gender expression, there's a big difference between a stylist putting clothing on a model and a model choosing the clothes themselves and being photographed as they are - something Rupi and I recently delved into during our work on Dismantle Me.

See some of my selections from the article. Photography by Matthew Tammaro:

As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.