My name is Perry, and I am the founder of Quiet Deviants. This blog is meant to serve as a way for me to document my journey as I build this brand and explore the LGBTQ community. I admit I’ve done this a bit backwards from the start; I’ve struggled with my sexuality for a long time, and have only begun to plug in to the LGBTQ community within the past 6-months or so. I’m sure I’ll look back at this blog and shake my head at my own inexperience or ignorance, and I hope that you’ll be gracious enough to be patient as I grow.
Months ago, as I got farther along in my personal journey, I saw that there seemed to be a gap in the clothing designs for LGBTQ people. As someone who is naturally reserved and private, I didn’t feel comfortable wearing clothing that was covered in rainbows, or had “I’m a dyke” on it. To be clear, there is nothing wrong with clothing that loudly proclaims any kind of LGBTQ identity. Full stop. I simply wanted to make clothes that offered something different.
I see Quiet Deviants as a brand that can be worn by so many subsections of the LGBTQ community. It could be for a kid living in a home or town that does not accept their sexuality or gender identity. Or a person who is newly out and still figuring out what that means for them. Or someone like me, who is grateful to be a part of the LGBTQ community but does not necessarily feel like having an in-depth, personal conversation about it with a stranger at the grocery store. As the brand grows, it would be amazing if the designs could be recognized as a signal or nod from one queer person to another.
As someone with zero experience in fashion, design, or retail, I am intrigued to find out how this will go. If it helps one person speak their truth, it’ll be worth it. I’m grateful for the fact that you’ve taken the time to read what Quiet Deviants is all about, and I hope you stick around.