There aren’t many companies that I’d strip down into my skivvies for, but when it come to brands like Tomboy X I think I’d do just about anything to support them. This feminist, inclusive brand, founded by self-proclaimed tomboys Fran and Naomi, defines the oft misrepresented term as the following:
Noun 1. An energetic, sometimes boisterous girl. 2. A girl who dresses and sometimes behaves the way boys are expected to. 3. A girl or a woman who DGAF about definitions 1 and 2. 4. A woman who is utterly, completely, and unapologetically herself, who is not afraid to stand up, stand out, be heard, be seen. On her terms. 5. A woman or a person who expresses and dresses herself in a way that feels authentic to her without worrying about what other people might say. 6. Is damn ok with who they are. 7. Not a phase. 8. You? 9. Me.
I couldn’t agree more. Fran and Naomi’s vision for their company does not simply push a feminist agenda, nor a gay agenda, but bigger than that, a human agenda. The idea that we are all people, no matter our race, gender identity, size, sexual orientation, spirituality, clothing preferences, we all deserve to be treated not only with tolerance and respect, but that we have the power to celebrate each other’s uniqueness.