Nik Kacy

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Nik Kacy is a fashion designer, the founder of Equality Fashion Week, a board member of the Los Angeles LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and part of the Trans Inclusion Task Force for the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.[3][4] They are the creator of the NiK Kacy "gender-equal" luxury shoe brand.[2]

Kacy previously identified as a lesbian, then a trans man, before coming to terms with being nonbinary.[5][1]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"I embrace my own inner gender-equality and also complete gender-neutrality. Gender has become less and less significant to me as I have come into my body and mind. I no longer long to be referred to as “sir” nor do I feel disdain when referred to as “miss.” I realize now that I identify as all-of-the-above and yet, none-of-the-above. I have transcended above labels and I have embraced all that is within me. This is what transgender feels like to me… transcending gender."[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Nik Kacy's Intersectionality Transforms the Fashion World". CULTURS. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Coblentz, Natalie Yvette (23 February 2015). "NiK Kacy: The First Gender-Equal Luxury Footwear Line". dapperQ. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  3. Hornik, Susan (16 October 2019). "Unity: Equality Fashion Week celebrates inclusive brands and LGBTQ designers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  4. Lowe, Jasmine D. (31 March 2020). "Nik Kacy Brings a Fresh Approach to Shoe Wear". The Queer 26. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kacy, Nik (30 November 2016). "A Different Shade of Gay: Designer NiK Kacy Talks Gender Fluidity for Community Voices". dapperQ. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
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