I'm thrilled to announce that I'm getting top surgery tomorrow. I don't share details of my personal life very often, but this is a huge step that I wanted to share with you all. There's so much to say — about the struggles I've had with insurance to get this procedure, and about learning to love myself, that I want to share with you at some point.
But right now, I'm just feeling so grateful. I'm grateful that I'm getting the medical care I need tomorrow, and that I'll have so many exciting things to look forward to on Qwear when I recover. The closer the surgery date, the more I reflect on my life, about the people I care about, and the values I have. The clearer it becomes to me that I want Qwear to remain the center of my life for a long time.
Qwear probably means something different to each of you — for some it's a space to feel safe and respected. For some it's a place to celebrate your community. For others it's a support system, a place to get answers to your questions. Perhaps you just visit every once in a while when you see a cute photo and you want to check it out. No matter what the reason you're here, I'm just glad you are, because this space is whatever we make of it and I'm glad to be here with you.
Qwear is my creativity, my love, my family. I've worked on so many projects with people I care about. Here are just some photos of the friends I've worked with since founding the blog in 2011:
Over the next few weeks my amazing writers will have my back as I recover and you'll be hearing some great things from them. And then before we know it I'll be back writing and modeling again, showing off my new chest and starting new projects.
Anyway, thank you all for being a part of this community, and I'll be thinking of you tomorrow when I go transform into the queer I'm meant to be!
If you want to keep up with my recovery, I'll post updates from my twitter account (@sonnyoram) throughout the process for you guys.
Much love, and see you soon,
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.