I just wanted to say that Qwear is firmly ensconced on the list of fashion/style/mens/womenswear blogs that I scan most days each week and I think it’s an awesome tumblr with a lovely ethos.
Whilst I personally am not particularly prone to apply the ever-widening vocabulary of gender/sexual nouns and adjectival phrases in the queer canon to myself, I suppose I’d count as a feminine lesbian. As such, i’m not sure it’s my place to chime in on the points raised in the two emails that you posted responses to today. But for what it is worth, I think Qwear goes above and beyond the call of duty in avoiding oppressively gendered language and content, and it is unfair to criticise a small, non-profit style blog for supposedly failing to represent specific groups; especially when the blog in question is an ongoing, inclusive-spirited community project which clearly relies heavily on reader contributions.
In short, if there is a deficit in Qwear’s representation of MAAB-trans people, it’s not because Qwear ignores the existence of MAAB-trans people, but because (as with all community projects) you only get out what you put in!
C (United Kingdom)”
^ Thank you thank you for this email, C.
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.