Han-Alexander Puts the Cute Back in Tomboy

I’m hoping that Adidas will catch wind of Han-Alexander (http://hanthelion.tumblr.com/) soon, because she needs to start getting paid for her advertisements!

Even though she wears a lot of men’s clothes, I get the sense that her goal is not to appear androgynous. To me, Hans Alexander is not concerned with presenting any particular gender, but instead embraces the fluidity in gender by pairing boyish clothes with long hair and switching between more masculine and feminine poses. Her innocent expressions make her somewhat boyish presentation cute rather than threatening to the eye of a misogynist. Of course, it’s also always helpful to be so conventionally beautiful when you’re fighting against cultural stigmas of masculine presenting women.

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.