Qwear Made History at the First Queer Fashion Panel Held at SxSW

I just got back from Austin, where I presented on the first ever queer style panel at SxSW. It was crazy fun, and we had an amazing audience with great energy and thoughtful questions! After the panel Girls with Flair! generously hosted a party for us, with a fashion show by Stuzo Clothing. We also had some amazing press from The Austin Chronicle.

I'd like to send HUGE thanks to Anita Dolce Vita at dapperQ for putting this all together and inviting me! It was an honor to speak with everyone! The other panelists were Aja Aguirre, Autostraddle's Beauty Editor and creator of Fit For a Femme, and Leon Wu, CEO of Sharpe Suiting. It was also awesome to have trans model and Huffpo writer Ryley Rubin Pogensky with us to introduce Dolce Vita.

Listen to audio from our talk!

Here are a few photos from our panel, and stay tuned for the video. 

Photo Courtesy of Micelle Daly
Our family portrait, taken the night before the panel at Leon and Anita's gettaway

Our family portrait, taken the night before the panel at Leon and Anita's gettaway

Photo Courtesy of Jana Birchum, Austin Chronicle

Photo Courtesy of Jana Birchum, Austin Chronicle

Photo Courtesy of Jana Birchum, Austin Chronicle

Photo Courtesy of Jana Birchum, Austin Chronicle

It never hurts to be introduced by the President

It never hurts to be introduced by the President

And in case you're wondering what I wore to the panel, I had on a thrifted blazer, Zara tee and pants (I swear I wasn't repping Zara), Topman Shoes, and a smiley pin from Pocket Square Clothing.

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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.