How Transgender People Choose New Names

Choosing a new name is oftentimes a first step for transgender people as they adopt a new identity. Much like Caitlyn Jenner’s = “Call Me Caitlyn” cover, announcing a new name is a symbolic moment that makes others to see them differently—even if they may still look the same. Sometimes, it’s a most difficult decision. From spontaneous decisions to wracking detailed name lists, New York …

Breast Cancer Survivors Model Unisex Underwear

For its latest advertising campaign, genderless underwear company Play Out has recruited breast cancer survivors who underwent double mastectomies as models. Play Out’s owner Abby Sugar—who’s good friends with the models chosen for the campaign—is using the campaign to challenge the way people perceive both fashion and gender while also raising awareness around breast cancer. By highlighting the stories and experiences of these survivors, Play …

Ace Hotel NYC’s Artists-in-Residence Sleep / Walk

Four rooms turned into studios for work to be debuted during Fashion Week

For weeks before opening its doors in 2009, the Ace Hotel New York was filled with artists-in-residence and walls were being graced with the work they’d leave—all of which still stands today. Visionary founder Alex Calderwood hand-picked many of them himself. Even as its acclaim has grown and demand for rooms has kept occupancy very high over the last five years, the Ace continues to …