Leyna Bloom is Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue’s first trans cover star | Fashion

Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue has unveiled its first ever transgender cover star, Leyna Bloom.The model follows in the footsteps of model Valentina Sampaio, who was the first trans model to appear in the pages of the magazine last July. Bloom, who is black and Filipino, is also the first ever trans woman of color to … Read more

The Brands Redefining Binding & Packing For Trans Men

The Brands Redefining Binding & Packing For Trans Men

For trans men and non-binary folks, packing and chest binding (compression of breast tissue through commercial binders, sports bras, bandages, or other elastic materials) are lifelines used to cope with gender dysphoria. Yet, mainstream fashion brands rarely cater to these realities, and instead rely on cisgender sizing to mass-produce items that overlook these fraught experiences. … Read more

The Brands Redefining Binding & Packing For Trans Men

The Brands Redefining Binding & Packing For Trans Men

For trans men and non-binary folks, packing and chest binding (compression of breast tissue through commercial binders, sports bras, bandages, or other elastic materials) are lifelines used to cope with gender dysphoria. Yet, mainstream fashion brands rarely cater to these realities, and instead rely on cisgender sizing to mass-produce items that overlook these fraught experiences. … Read more