Welcome back to Hi Femme!, dapperQ’s sibling visibility project celebrating the incredible contributions that stylish femmes make to the queer fashion landscape. For this edition, we’re featuring Elizabeth Kuhr, a New York-based producer at NBC Nightly News and a digital contributor. She’s often on the run—literally. Elizabeth is a big fan of coffee, cameras, her girlfriend and her queer squad. She speaks to high school Gender Sexuality Alliances through the nonprofit LiveOutLoud.
Hi Femme!: Can you talk a bit about how you define queer femme style and what makes it transgressive?
Elizabeth: Queer femme style is transgressive because regardless of gender it’s unexpected. For me, my sexuality and my femmeness go hand-in-hand. They strongly influence how I experience the world and how it sees me. Femme, despite the mainstream attempt to undermine/demean/silence it, is power. I think being a feminine queer is my strength—I am who I am with no excuses.
Hi Femme!: How would you describe your personal style?
Elizabeth: Simple, symmetrical and powerfully femme. Like the color red.
Hi Femme!: Who are your fashion icon(s)?
Elizabeth: Memoirist and LGBTQ advocate Lucy Sutcliffe. Her style and makeup are on point.
Hi Femme!: What item in your style arsenal can you not live without?
Elizabeth: A quirky watch.
Photo credit Kris Panko