Blnerd * Writer * Artivist * Non-Profit Aficionado * Big & Beautiful Hirsute * PCOS Warrior * P/T Vegetarian * Naturally Kinked * Kahlo Moustache Wearing * House Music Junkie * Fedora Whore * Bi-coastal Harlemite * Fairy Godfutch Kawan(a) Shane is a budding writer/blogger who loves all things blue! A studio arts graduate of Hamilton College, Kawan(a) has been called “an opinionated socially- conscious butterfly” that has a sweet spot for events planning and film. S/he adores collaborating with others and is proud to have worked with organizations such as House Dance International, Mizan Media and Butch Voices NYC. Kawan(a) loves a good haircut, X-Men, dark humor, strong-leading women in arts & film, dancing like there’s no tomorrow and of most importantly- jean jackets, vests and fedoras (Oh My!). Proud progeny of an upstate New York disco-queen and a Brooklyn-born tailor/master carpenter, Kawan(a) presently spends time between New York City, California and “Keep It Weird” Portland, OR. A long-time subscriber to dapperQ, Kawan(a) believes it’s one of the coolest forums that marry gender-bending politics, academia, pop-culture and men’s/masculine of center (MOC) fashion. Kawan(a)’s motto: The day you allow yourself to be who you are, anything is possible. Swag it forward!