Are you here, queer, but have no idea what to wear? Let’s figure it out together. Welcome to Queer My Closet!
Hey there, I’m Dana!
I’m a twenty-something student, writer, and musician slowly emerging from a rainbow-colored closet. I’ve always loved all things fashion and beauty–from clothing design and shopping to makeup and skincare–but my relationship to style changed when I started coming out to myself as gay. Would people believe I liked girls if I also liked high heels and lipstick? How could other queer ladies know I was one of them if I didn’t fit into most lesbian stereotypes? Did being gay mean I had to sell my skirts and trash my eyeliner? For a long time, I resigned myself to being invisible within the LGBT community, and struggled with near-constant anxiety over my appearance. Add depression and social anxiety to the mix, and I had no idea who I was or who I wanted to be.
So, in starting Queer My Closet, I decided to stop being so self-conscious, and instead craft a style that is 100% me, queerness and all. But what is that, exactly? Well, I’m embarking on a journey to find out, and I hope you’ll come with me. Designing a wardrobe is the easy part–developing your self is the real work.
You’re At the Right Blog If:
- You struggle to feel like a part of the LGBT community due to femme invisibility
- You want to adopt a more queer style without relying on tired stereotypes
- You’re interested in the intersections of queerness and style
- You’re looking for guidance in owning your identity and fostering personal growth
- You simply like style blogs, and think I seem pretty cool 😉
At Queer My Closet, you’ll find weekly outfit photos, shopping and styling tips, fashion inspiration and exploration, and honest chats about hard topics. All of this comes with a side of sarcasm and a healthy dose of self-love. If that sounds good to you, subscribe to the blog and find me on social media! I’m so excited to get to know you.
One Last Thing:
Queer My Closet is a safe space for all LGBTQ+-identified people, regardless of expression or out-ness, as well as interested allies. You’re free to be yourself here, and I love you for it.