Style Icon: Shani Akilah Robin

Name:Shani Akilah Robin Your age: 29 years old.  It gets better each year! Your location:  Bloomington, Indiana What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing it? I am an anti-oppression advocate/activist.  My area of focus 9 to 5 pm and beyond is anti sexual assault/domestic violence work.  I […]

Ms. Behaved Style Icon – Lydia Brambila

Name: Lydia Brambila Age: 20 Location: Athens, GA What you “do” in your own words: I go to school, play in bands, work at a library, raise a cat, and sleep like the dead. What is your style philosophy in a nutshell? I like for my everyday wear to both be super comfy and also […]

Ms. Behaved Style Icon: Melissa Genova

Name: Melissa Genova, aka “Sweet Melissa” Age: 30 Location: Logan Square, Chicago What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing it? Jill of all trades. Sexy Secretary. Grad Student. Cocktail Waitress. Musician. Performer. Writer!   What is your personal fashion philosophy? The easiest thing to change is hair. […]

Ms. Behaved Style Icon: Amanda Lee

Name: Amanda Lee Age: 32 Location: Chicago What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing it? My day job is doing graphic design and administrative items at a PR firm. I’m an artist, working mostly in digital collage and I run the queer plus size fashion blog In The […]

Ms. Behaved Style Icon: Betty Devoe

Name: Betty Devoe Age: 30 Location: Chicago (currently) What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing it? Whore/Performance Artist. The former since I began as an 18-year old fetish model/dominatrix and the later since birth (and working in professional children’s theater in Las Vegas). Currently I am a […]

MsBehaved Style Icon: Catina

Name: Catina Ponticello Age: 26 Location: Chicago, IL What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing it? Collecting as many “hats” as possible since I can remember! There as never been one thing in particular I have wanted to do. As long as what I do allows me […]

MsBehaved Style Icon: Wontons

Name: Wontons (It’s what I’ve signed all my drawings with, and then people started calling me that. Some have asked if it’s my real last name, which always prompts a quick primer on Chinese culture from me.) Age: 27 Location: San Francisco What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you […]

Work It! Femmily: Youth Worker, Consent Activist, Fashionista!

I first met Femmily at Clarisse Thorn’s SEX+++  documentary series, and again at Slut Walk Chicago last summer. She is a truly inspiring human being who works with at-risk youth as a full time career, is an activist promoting consent education as a means of ending rape, and still has time to throw body-positive dance parties, […]

Preview: Deep Inside Femmily’s Closet

I am very excited to feature health educator, activist, and non-gender-conforming femme fashionista Femmily for our Work It! career interview feature next Monday. Femmily is lucky enough to have a workplace where she can wear almost anything! She was nice enough to give me a video tour of her amazing closet, and some tips on […]

Ms. Behaved Style Icon: A.J. Durand AKA Trandroid

 Name: A.J. Durand or Trandroid Age: 30 Location: Logan Square, Chicago What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing it? Well, I’ve been a full-time yoga instructor for 3 years, I’m developing my website and working on building Queer yoga workshops and classes into my schedule. I’m a […]

Ms. Behaved Style Icon: Rashaun Ellis

Name: Rashaun Ellis Age: 30 Location: Athens, GA What you “do” in your own words: I write. What is your style philosophy in a nutshell? Personally, I think my style philosophy is totally boring and cliche, but it works for a lot of people. I say wear what makes you feel good and sexy, because when […]