I'm honored to have been included in the style issue of Express Magazine that hits stands today chatting about my uni project on gender fluidity.
Make sure you pick up a copy! (Or ten.. imagine wrapping your Christmas presents in a rad commentary on gender and fashion blogging?)
The clever Anna Loren did a great job compiling our interview into an easy to read narrative of what I've been up to lately. Great chatter about who inspires me (Lady Gaga, Patty Huntington and Otto Von Busch) along with a bit of the aychblog.com story and the role of binary gender in the modern fashion system.
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Even in the fashion Industry – known stereotypically for its inclusion of gay men and love of flamboyance – that binary is often rigidly enforced, with runway shows divided neatly into womenswear and menswear. “What about if you don’t identify as either of those camps or both of those camps or somewhere between those camps – what does that mean for fashion? And even in terms of my own gender identity, if I’m asking people to use gender-neutral pronouns but I’m wearing a dress, that gets really confusing for people,” Aych
“Hopefully, some of the work I create this year – [which is] really fun and is easily accessible – will create a site of real empowerment and a site of identity for gender fluid people and also have a ripple effect in terms of starting conversations with the outside