2. Verge Magazine

The patchwork groups sharing gender-affirming underwear patterns
By Emma Banks
AD Kristen Radtke

    “Fashion is very much about that interface between your feeling about who you are and who wider society thinks you are”

The queer community has been rooted in a do-it-yourself mentality for generations, making their own clothes, media, music, and so forth, says fashion historian Valerie Steele — who, in 2013, curated the FIT exhibition “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk.” Because clothing is one of the clearest forms of nonverbal communication, it has been essential in enabling under-the-radar queer dialogue.

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Etsy sellers will go on strike in April and want customers to boycott
By Mia Sato
AD Kristen Radtke

    “I just feel that I’m constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

“The strike is just action number one,” she says. “What we want to really do for the future is form a solidarity support movement — peer support, artisans supporting each other.”

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Finding community in a hip-hop producer’s Twitch stream
By David Arroyo
AD Kristen Radtke

    “I have seen firsthand the proper way to build a relationship with your fans”

What helps all of this is how overwhelmingly welcoming Kenny and this community are to people, like myself, who are not here to make music. Instead of making the stream just for experienced producers, Kenny answers questions that some may consider dumb about the process of making music.

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