Hair That Comes Out For You
August 9, 2018 Jamey Alea 0 Comments
“Hi, my name is Jameson and I’m non-binary. If you don’t know what that means, it means I have great hair.”
This is how I introduce myself at professional conferences and networking events. Honestly, it works wonders as an icebreaker. Hiding behind my joke gives me that extra bit of courage that I need to come out to strangers, using my hair as a conversation-starter that I blessedly always have with me. Normally, people chuckle, and the tension is immediately broken. And, when someone actually doesn’t know what non-binary means, my comment acts as a great lead-in to that conversation about my gender identity — how I don’t identify as either a man or a woman and feel more comfortable existing outside of that two-gender system.
Read the rest of this article on InStyle here! It was a real honor to write a piece about fashion for such a large fashion publication and the fact that I was able to highlight ten amazing and beautiful queer people really meant a lot to me. Everyone from the writer, the interviewees and even the photographer was queer, so it was truly a fully-queer project and it was amazing to be a big part of it!