Rather than my race, my hair became what people recognized and distinguished me by. But as my white friends began to accept me, I realized that my acceptance of myself was suffering.
As a gender nonconforming, queer immigrant and Muslim, I'm constantly shuffling the identities I expose. But whether I'm wearing a hijab or a snapback, there's nowhere to hide anymore.
Finding something to wear can take a heavy toll on the everyday lives of people who don't fit into the gender binary. Luckily, new fashion brands are emerging that are catering to butch women and trans men.