News from Gender Free World

Gender evolution- GFW & Lightning Like Scissors collaborative project

Gender evolution- GFW & Lightning Like Scissors collaborative project

Brighton-based companies Gender Free World (GFW) and Lightning Like Scissors are pleased to announce their collaborative project challenging the dominant notions of gender and identity. The  theme is Gender Evolution – honouring the life-changing protest that has given us freedom and paved the way for us to express ourselves openly in our daily lives. Whether it be through the broad spectrum of gender identities or our sexuality, we wanted to acknowledge how far we have come by resisting centuries old norms, and how far we have still to go by continuing to push the evolution and elevation of a truly inclusive culture and...

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High Heels: Beauty Is Pain, Apparently

High Heels: Beauty Is Pain, Apparently

High heels, love them, hate them - but I’m sure we can all agree they’re not the most comfortable of shoes to wear. A quick Google search shows that when we type in ‘Why are high heels...’ the first automatic...

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Women wearing men's clothes: a potted history

Women wearing men's clothes: a potted history

From purposely passing as men to the advent of women wearing trousers, women have been wearing clothes traditionally intended for men for centuries. I’m not just talking about drag kings, but also women wearing men’s clothes on a regular basis - just because they’re more practical, they’re making a statement....

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Quiz: which iconic LGBTQI+ TV show character are you?

Quiz: which iconic LGBTQI+ TV show character are you?

Have you ever wondered whether you’re like Eric from Sex Education or more of an Anne Lister type? It’s time to find out which amazing LGBTQI+ TV show character you are with our exclusive quiz!

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6 Instagram accounts doing tomboy style right.

6 Instagram accounts doing tomboy style right.

At GFW we keep an eye out for fashion inspiration and up coming trends. Tomboy style is totally current. We gather a list of the hottest tomboy looks around.

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Fat fashion – how do I start?

Fat fashion – how do I start?

For a long time, being fat/plus-size/curvy/whatever you want to call it, has been mutually exclusive with keeping up with fashion trends. With a recent surge in followers, although fatshion has been around for a while, it’s now that brands are really starting to take notice of it.

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Hawaiian Shirts - a timeless trend.

Hawaiian Shirts - a timeless trend.

Have you had a look at our new parrot print Hawaiian shirt? Did you think – Hang on! Parrots aren’t native to Hawaii! Probably not, although you’d be correct. But even more interesting: did you know that Hawaiian shirts aren’t strictly speaking Hawaiian either? They do, of course, originate from that hot little cluster of Pacific islands, but their history is much more varied and interesting. Before the 1800s, Hawaiian clothing was made of Kapa, a cloth made of tree fibre, plant dyed in geometric patterns. In the 19th century, enterprising Americans began trickling over to the island to set...

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Eurovision 2021: The Ultimate Lowdown

Eurovision 2021: The Ultimate Lowdown

Beth Kennedy Eurovision 2021 finale takes place on May 22nd. As much as we might be thinking “Why isn’t U K Hun from RuPaul’s Drag Race our Eurovision entry for 2021 given their lyrics would fit right in.... Bing, bang, bongSing, sang, songDing, dang, dongUK, hun?” There are plenty of weird, wacky and wonderful Eurovision songs from across the decades to sink your teeth into. We’re here to break down the very best and weirdest Eurovision performances throughout the years, as well as share some hot tips on some of the best Eurovision 2021 songs so far! Best of the weird and...

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