Anita Dolce Vita

Managing Editor

Juanita and Senka Ms. Dolce Vita (pictured on left with partner Senka) is a femme lesbian residing in New York City who is the brain child behind dapperQ’s He Said/We Said series.

I never knew there would come a day where I could integrate my commitment to public service with my weekend obsession with fashion magazines. dapperQ has not only opened up such opportunities for me, but has also opened my eyes to a new perspective on fashion.

In addition to writing for dapperQ, she is a Clinical Research Nurse who serves as a Coordinator for studies looking at the effectiveness, acceptability, and feasibility of HIV and other STD treatments. Ms. Dolce Vita graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Communication from the University of New Mexico and cum laude with a BSN from the State University of New York, Downstate. Further, she and holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University. Anita (aka Juanita) and her partner were recognized as one of GO Magazine’s 2011 most captivating couples. She has been featured/mentioned in The Huffington Post, Curve, DIVA, Autostraddle, MTV’s After Ellen, Newsweek’s The Daily Beast, HuffPo Live, San Francisco Weekly, Canada’s Globe and Mail, Beijing Review, and Bosnia’s Manjine.BA

Click here for an archive of Ms. Dolce Vita’s posts. Follow her on twitter @DolceFemmeAnita


Susan Herr

Founder, Transgressor-in-Chief


Having served as teacher, non-profit executive, philanthropist and filmmaker, Susan is passionately committed to advancing ideas that matter.  She founded dapperQ in 2009 on the hunch that fashion could build solidarity within the GLBTQ community as well as positive visibility for her peers in the broader media landscape.

For her work with dapperQ, Susan has been featured in media outlets including in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Curve Magazine, Autostraddle, Daily Beast and DIVA.  She was also named to Go Magazine’s 2010 Class of 100 Women We Love. Susan served as’s fashion expert for those who  are “transgressing bridal fashion” until 2012. She served as a celebrity judge for Mr. Transman 2010, a role she is proudly reprised for the 2011 contest. Her butch burlesque performance as dapperQ, directed by Victoria Libertore and KS Stevens, has appeared as a Critic’s Pick in TimeOutNY. Susan’s marriage to Shannon Lynch in 2006 was featured in the New York Times, cuz the Times is cool like that.   Susan pays the bills as Managing Director of Trigger Creative. (@triggerc) Click here for an archive of Susan’s posts.

And our fantastic contributors…

Titus Androgynous

Titus Androgynous is in the process of finding herself and she’s sharing it all with you! In 2008 she took up boxing as a fun way to get fit. Little did she know how much it would change her. As her body grew stronger, so did her self-confidence. Reinvigorated, (and with a snappy pseudonym) she began a journey of self-discovery. Just as it took courage to first step into the ring, so too did it take courage to eschew the gender norms and wear her first tie to work. She is fascinated with the way external presentation merges with identity and is still surprised and delighted at how great it feels to dress in the clothes she’s always coveted, look in the mirror and finally see herself reflected. When she stumbled upon, she knew she had found her people. She is thrilled that her stories are resonating with readers. Titus lives in Toronto. (@TitusAndrogyn)
Click here for an archive of Titus’ posts.

Tiffany Bailey

Tiffany Bailey is a freelance fashion and travel photographer from Washington D.C. Though an  intelligence analyst by training, she prefers to shotgun at events around the globe. When not behind the camera, she enjoys reading, the gym, 3D puzzles, relaxing with family and friends, all things Brazilian, and anything outdoors. Most importantly, she is the doting dommy™ (dom+mommy) of a 3 year old rock star. (@tbphotographydc)
Click here for an archive of Tiffany’s posts.


Zoya is a 23-year-old Brit on a Lapsang-fueled adventure in London. She’s studying for her Master’s in Asian Design History at the Royal College of Art and the V&A Museum, where her personal research deals with Japanese video games. She spends the rest of her time organizing exhibitions, working as a translator to pay the bills, and having fun with photography, hacking and blogging. Her own blog on design, dreams and desktop wallpapers can be found here.
Click here for an archive of Zoya’s posts.

Guest Contributors

dapperQ is proud to announce that we’ve added seven new guest contributors to our incredible roster of writers and style advisors: Ariel, Graie, Joelle, Kawan(a), Lee, Rachel, and Tk. This super talented group of dapperQs offers a wealth of diverse perspectives and experiences and represent the East Coast, West Coast, and Southern United States all the way up to Canada. Click here to learn more about them.