Well, here we are, hurtling towards winter, and as I write this in my little flat by the sea, I’ve got to tell you, it’s pretty cold!
Lets see if we can’t warm ourselves up with some red hot links! (see what I did there? That English degree wasn’t entirely a waste of time.)
-Lena Dunham Is Producing a Documentary About an L.G.B.T.Q. Bespoke Tailor in Brooklyn for HBO.
The tailor in question is Bindle & Keep and they’ve been making suits for Trans, and Gender variant clients, for a while now. There’s a really great article, with more detail on the actual store, and what made them decide to start making suits here.
Bindle & Keep founder and owner Daniel Friedman told Vanity Fair that he was
“totally blown away when Lena’s team first reached out to us—the art we practice is so specialized that it was hard to believe heavy hitters were taking an interest.”
-Why I’m Genderqueer, Professional and Unafraid.
This came up on my Facebook feed a few times, and I immediately thought of sharing it here. It’s a pretty inspiring article, and you should all read it.
Here’s a quote from the article to tempt you….
For years, professionalism has been my enemy, because it requires that my gender identity is constantly and unrepentantly erased. In the workplace, the gender binary can be absolute, unfaltering and infallible…. Would I still have the respect of my boss if I showed up in heels? Would I be treated as a professional if I wore earrings? Would I be taken seriously wearing lipstick? Would my colleagues respect me for who I am?
And finally meet New York’s first, and only trans woman firefighter.
Brooke Guinan is the first Trans Firefighter to work for New York’s Fire Department, and this is basically awesome, and hopefully will lead to more diversity in what is traditionally been seen as a very male orientated world.
Also, I love that t-shirt.
More links coming your way in a couple of weeks………