Do you feel the way you dress accurately represents your identity? Is this relevant or important to you?
Actually yes, it is relevant and important to me.
But I don’t think it represents me. The reason is because the way I dress is the way I dress. It’s not the way anyone else dresses, wants me to dress, or thinks I should dress. It’s the way I want to dress.
I think personally, I can pull off a pretty good drag. I own a dress. I genuinely own a dress and there are genuine points when I decide ‘Let’s pop this skirt on and let’s see the world!’ and I do and I’m pretty comfortable with it. I cosplay as well, so the way I dress, that for me is weirdly representing another thing all together. Even so, that’s what I wear and that’s how I genuinely don’t care what other people think, because a lot of people are judging my clothing sense.
In secondary school I was always criticized for my trouser length. I had ankle swingers. Partially because we couldn’t afford normal trousers that stretched down to the bottom of my legs, because I had so many growth spurts. But also my arm lengths were too short and at that point then I stopped caring about what other people think, because everyone was ‘The trousers!! The sleeves? What is going on?’ I was kind of ‘What is going on? Do I care what you think?’
So I don’t. I don’t think it represents me and I feel like society should make it more accepting for everyone to wear exactly what they want, for whatever reason they want and whenever they want.