[Random] Thoughts,  Queer[ness]

Farewell, Saint Harridan. Thank you for everything.

Saint Harridan, an Oakland based clothing company born from a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 with the aim of creating clothing that helped masculine women and gender diverse people express their authentic selves, officially closes its doors for the last time today…

in a tear-jerking farewell message, owner Mary Going shared the above video saying:e

We hope that our contribution will lend itself to the next wave of the un-doing of the gender binary and the dismantling of the narrow boxes into which we have previously been crammed. We have been so very proud to reflect and serve this community. Collectively, we have all contributed to this revolutionary momentum.

At Saint Harridan, we have had the privilege to hear your stories and share your life’s milestones: weddings, job interviews, college tours, proms, high school graduations and even burials. You showed up looking like you felt, dressed in a way that lent power to your voice and actions. We heard your stories of taking risks and reaching higher because you felt more and more like yourself when you dressed the part. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey.

The energy that fueled Saint Harridan isn’t going away. It existed before us, and will exist after us. A clothing company is art. It reflects and validates what you already know. Clothing does not make you. Hold on to that. You are perfect just the way you are.

(bolding mine)

while the energy that fueled Saint Harridan may not be going away, there will never be another Saint Harridan and for that i, and many others, are incredibly saddened… at the same time, we are also incredibly thankful to have had such an amazing company and its life changing clothing in our lives.

thank you so much, Mary Going and @saintharridan, for everything that you’ve done for me and this community. you will be missed, but you will never be forgotten. <3

YouTuber and Blogger, Vesper is an American expat currently living in Japan.

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