Style

The Enduring Myth of the It Girl

The mystique behind icons like Kim Kardashian and Marilyn Monroe comes from the parts of American culture we prefer not to look at too closely.

Aug 03, 2022
They Sold Me Underwear and I Was Happy

Congratulations, they said, your order is on its way! Thank you, they said, and I was happy to be thanked.

Sep 21, 2020
A Love Letter to Old Navy’s Wide-Legged Jeans

When I walk to the train, my shadow falls wider, and I like that I’m taking up more space.

Jan 08, 2020
Finding Comfort and Confidence in the Wigs I Create

When I first meet a client, I usually remove whatever wig I happen to be wearing, and the tension settles.

How Learning to Dress Myself Helped Me Understand My Trans Identity

There’s a part of me that is overwhelmed by the possibilities, by the fact that I finally look the way I used to only imagine I might.

Sep 26, 2019
How My Grandmother Took Me from Dollar Store to Dior

Gramsie wasn’t being a snob. Or, she wasn’t just being a snob. She was trying to school me.

Sep 17, 2019
Why Your Grandma’s Housecoat is the Perfect Work-From-Home Outfit

We fall prey to letting writing become a passion, cooking a hobby, teaching a service. We must rethink how we value labor.

Wearing Wigs Gave Me Freedom From the Shame of Mental Illness

And then there were the wigs: exercises in risk-taking, rejections of my boring and shame-consumed past self.

Sep 05, 2019