1990 born in New Hampshire, USA
lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC
Working under the manifesto of “QUEER ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A MEANS OF DEFENSE,” I aim to celebrate, honor, and indulge queer identity by prioritizing the collective capital of LGBTQ+ people, rather than the external forces that seek to capitalize on them. I view queerness, in the words of L.A. Kauffman, as “more of a posture of opposition than a simple statement about sexuality,” and I am constantly interested in de-centering static and stable conceptions of business structures, particularly how queer principles can exist at the core of businesses operating within the apparel industry.
Alongside running my workshop, I am currently director of design for Brooklyn-based menswear brand Outlier, and have previously worked in the design studios of Maria Cornejo, Isaac Mizrahi and Susan Cianciolo.
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