Sean Woodall carries her dysphoria with her every day, so literally carrying around a physical rendering of the word “dysphoria” seemed like the next logical step. After starting fledgling accessories line Fencing last June based mostly off social media buzz and commissions, the transfemme designer started focusing on jewelry and accessories that would let queers literally wear their pain on their sleeves.
Out spoke with Woodall about dysphoria, euphoria and everything in between. Read on to see images from Fencing’s most recent editorial, shot by Rin Kim and starring Al Ki Jawani, and to learn more about the intentions behind Woodall’s work.
“Chunky chain jewelry has been having a moment in queer fashion, I wanted to embrace that trend and inject concepts and language that had literal connotations to transness. Gays love loud, chunky jewelry that makes them feel powerful, [and] It's been easier to source high quality materials through actual industrial manufacturers.”