28 Jun 63: Clothing For Your Identity (Not Your Gender) with LGBTQ Fashion Pioneer Mary Going of Saint Harridan
When serial entrepreneur Mary Going set out to solve her own problem, little did she know she was about to pioneer a new approach to LGBTQ fashion – one that prizes clothing styled for identity, not gender. But that’s what happened as she discovered the joy of a perfect-fitting suit custom-made for her upcoming wedding. After years of not feeling like clothing was an ally in her life, she saw how it could become a game-changer in others’ lives – and so she did something about it and started a company. At Saint Harridan – and as of last week – in a new online marketplace dubbed Harridan Township, Mary and her team bring clothing to shoppers who often meet with disappointment in mainstream stores. From men’s suits and button-downs tailored for all shapes and sizes to dresses and feminine clothing men and trans men can wear, Mary’s company seeks to bring the experience of loving how you feel in what you wear to a long underserved population. Plus, she’s got a pretty good story to how she got to where she is today and some gems of advice for people setting out on an entrepreneurial path of their own.
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Listen to Mary’s story to hear how she ended up founding an early web design company as a way to pursue her passion project – a hot sauce info source and retailer – and went on to start one of the few fashion retailers catering to shoppers’ identities, rather than their genders.
Saint Harridan: saintharridan.com
How To Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life: by Jeffrey Marsh
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