Events: TS Hawkins performs "Adornment" in NYC!
Join us for the launch of Megan Volpert’s Closet Cases: Queers On What We Wear. On Saturday, April 4th at 7PM, TS Hawkins and more than a dozen of the book’s contributors will be present reading their works from the anthology. Books will be available to purchase and have signed. This is much more than a “fashion book.” It is a collection of artifacts that testifies to the power of fashion as a verb as it unfolds the complex and lovely strategies governing what we do in the LGBTQIA+ community to build authentic selves that are both comfortable and seen.
Jean jackets can be armor. Bracelets, spiritual totems. Belts can save lives, or take them. As a verb, “fashion” is exceedingly queer. Our queer community learns to fashion identity from and through the clothes we wear, the costumes we choose, the fabrics we desire—and the statements these make. No other community allows clothing to serve as such a primary, dominant marker of subjectivity, both individually and collectively. We don’t simply permit fashioning; we rely upon what we put on our bodies to tip off, to signal, and to serve as evidence of who we are.