Fashion

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In the Closet

May, 2016

Winnipeg poet Mona Moussa, an out and proud queer woman of colour, laughs at the irony of getting in the closet for OutWords. “I have way too much clothing and I’m always like, ‘I don’t know what to wear,’” says Moussa. She managed to pull together a few outfits to show off. Moussa is frequently touring, […]

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Clothes For All!

Winnipeg's first large-scale gender inclusive clothing swap

May, 2015

Theo DeSilva is an 18 year old trans man from Winnipeg who came up with an idea to help the GLBT community. He and his girlfriend, Jes Stefanik, are running Winnipeg’s first large-scale GBLT clothing swap, called the Winnipeg Gender Inclusive Clothing Swap (WGICS). It is open to anyone on the GLBT spectrum. Joey, a member […]

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Personal piercings for proud people

Why Winnipeggers stretch their skin

December, 2014

Why would people want to poke a hole in their body? The reasons are as varied as the individual. In Western culture, it has long been common for people to have pierced ears. Gay men used to pierce their right ear lobe as a sign of their homosexuality, but that practice has faded as so […]

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Why We Wear Our Art on Our Sleeves

October, 2014

… Tattoos are a deeply personal and permanent form of expression. Why do we get them? Is the art or the artist more important? We snapped photos of body art from members of the GLBT* community and asked them what their tattoos meant to them. Here are the results. “An amazing tattoo is when someone […]

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Come as your are

September, 2014

It’s no secret that fashion trends loop around, but the ‘90s comeback has been one of the most successful in the last few years. From rebellious punk-rock plaid and Nirvana tees to rap culture and oversized everything, the ‘90s never quite left. Those who are trendsetters today grew up or lived through this glorious decade and […]

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Anastasia Chipelski makes space for tomboy-femme style

March, 2016

Whether she’s working as the managing editor of The Uniter, writing freelance articles, DJing or dancing in sequinned pants, Anastasia Chipelski embodies a certain artistic flair that’s memorable and distinctive. Her wardrobe is only the tip of the ice- berg when it comes to her self-expression. A femme at heart, Chipelski’s style has experienced a […]

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Bobo Academy provides clothes for the community

May, 2015

Finding clothes specifically for queer people can be pretty difficult. So, when I saw Lucy, of the famous lesbian YouTube couple Kaelyn and Lucy, wearing a “started from the closet now we’re queer” shirt, I needed to know where it came from. Turns out, it came from Bobo Academy, a clothing line made by a […]

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Staying Hot Throughout the Holidays

December, 2014

Stay hot through the holidays by stripping down. It’s a sexy season filled with get- togethers, wine, fireplaces and good food so let your senses run wild. There’s no better way to escape the cold weather than to heat things up in the bedroom. Whether you’re alone or with others, OutWords shows you how to look […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

October, 2014

Fall is an important month for fashion. The season sees fashion weeks unfold all over the world to present next year’s spring trends and looks. For this OutWords feature, we are taking you to the streets of NYC, the place where even in 40 degrees Celsius weather, wearing all black is still cool. During fashion […]

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Fashion is Political

July, 2014

The truth is that fashion is a lot more than just trends. Fashion is a way of expression—it says a lot about you, what you like and who you are. Fashion is political. When you choose where you shop, what you wear and how you wear it, you are making a statement to the world […]

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