As people begin to go back to work and attend in-person gatherings, both Erin and Maddie have thought about how their own clothing choices can make other LGBTQ people feel seen.
According to Maddie, a lot of non-binary representation focuses on people who are “younger, thinner, and flat chested,” and more diverse representation is needed. To their credit, Maddie has started wearing a bracelet to work that reads “they/them” and they feel a sense of “gender euphoria” when they wear a men’s button down shirt and a binder. Similarly, at an outdoor gathering of coworkers, Erin recently wore a rainbow necklace and rainbow earrings. Next, she wants to set an example for newly out trans women at the support group she goes to by showing up in “amazing fashion choices” of her own.
As for Femi, she’s sticking with her new uniform of boots and dresses. In a recent news report, she could be seen walking with a guest while wearing a bodycon dress with her Doc Martens. “When you think about the times you’re most truly yourself, they’re really the times when you’re most comfortable,” she says. “For me, being comfortable was such a game changer. I can’t go back. I’m absolutely not going back.”