Articles tagged with "Pandemic"

Kidspot Australia reports on the teacher using Tik Tok to highlight the need and results from creating queer safe spaces in schools.

From the article: The veteran teacher, who posts under the username 'Just a queer teacher', chooses to strap his heels on each morning despite the fact that they make him nearly two metres tall – and wears them as he walks the best part of 5km around the classroom every day.

“The reason I do it is so it is so we can create an explicitly queer space for all of my students,” the TikTokker shared in a recent video, showing off photos of his favourite pair of stilettos.

“That way they know this a place for them, by them - because I never had one of those (teachers) growing up - so yeah, I'm a bit of a beast.”

Many people thanked the teacher for choosing to wear heels to school, with one grateful parent writing: “as a mum of a queer teenager, thank you for creating this safe space”.

“Wish I had this growing up! I'm not crying I just have something in my eye - it's tears, I have tears in my eye,” someone else gushed.

Original URL: https://www.kidspot.com.au/news/im-a-male-high-school-teacher-and-i-wear-stilettos-to-class-most-days/news-story/e3844a25c0b7fed7f4fe0a48821b466d

Posted: 20 November 2022


Authority Magazine interviews Bentley Wederski about the creation of his brand, UTILITARIAN.

"Growing up as a gay man in rural Wyoming and surrounded by conservative beliefs, UTILITARIAN founder Bentley Wederski faced discrimination throughout much of his childhood for his identity. Bentley moved to New York City after high school graduation to attend university at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and study Fashion Business Management, eventually forging his fashion career at companies from The Row to Anthropologie. Upon returning to Wyoming in 2020 to start his fashion brand, Bentley vowed that his brand would be at the forefront of advocating for equal rights and social justice. Through that vision, UTILITARIAN, which connects modern construction with minimal design to offer a collection of timeless clothing and accessories embracing the intersection of gender inclusion and equity, was born."

You can shop the collection at UTILITARIAN and see their instagram page at @utilitarian_genderneutral

Original URL: https://medium.com/authority-magazine/young-change-makers-why-and-how-bentley-wederski-of-utilitarian-is-helping-to-change-our-world-be2567c820bc

Posted: 14 August 2022




W magazine explores footwear for larger sizes and while there are still some challenges to overcome, the outlook is getter better...

"Retailers still consider more inclusive sizing a financial gamble, especially when it comes to expensive-to-produce runway pieces"

"Fashion is and should always be for all"

“I find each time the heel re-emerges in fashion really very interesting,” says Semmelhack. “Often, when quote-unquote women’s heels have been worn by men, it is in ways that are lampooning of women. When I started to see some men wear what are coded female shoes in non-ironic ways, I find a great deal of hope in these moments.”

Original URL: https://www.wmagazine.com/fashion/genderless-high-heels-in-larger-sizes

Posted: 23 March 2022


Vogue Czechoslovakia interviews Mark Bryan (@MarkBryan911), 62 year old cis family man with a passion for Porsches, American Football and... high heels. If you’ve been looking for profiles of men in high heels and not yet encountered Mark’s profile, you soon will. Having amassed a huge following, his matter-of-fact talking about men wearing high heels and skirts is inspiring. In particular, Mark relays a thought on “Fashion Apartheid”.

Original URL: https://www.vogue.cz/clanek/vogue-cs-in-english/martin-vasa/the-higher-the-heels-the-closer-to-god

Posted: 9 January 2022


Mens and Women's fashion are converging and the pandemic has helped. Find out why in this article from Coveteur.

Original URL: https://coveteur.com/2020/10/02/mens-womens-fashion-differences/

Posted: 29 July 2021


This article from The World Bank highlights the importance of Gender Equality in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of the critical caregiving roles required during the pandemic are carried out by women, many of whom do not have gender parity with comparable roles carried out by men. The article underlines, once again that equality for women is a requirement for equality for everyone.

Original URL: https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/opinion/2020/04/13/gender-equality-why-it-matters-especially-in-a-time-of-crisis

Posted: 29 July 2021


Mens and Women's fashion are converging and the pandemic has helped. Find out why in this article from Coveteur.

Original URL: https://coveteur.com/2020/10/02/mens-womens-fashion-differences/

Posted: 29 July 2021