For most of my life, I was unable to admit to even myself that I am gay. I simply refused to acknowledge that side of myself for years.
I channeled my feelings of frustration, fear, anger, and hopelessness into drawing. When I began to create designs that fit how I wanted to show my pride, I wanted to pass that feeling on to others. I got to work, and the Quiet Deviants brand was born.
I want to create clothing that allows people to show what it means to be queer outside of just wearing a rainbow. I want to inspire others to embrace the resilience and inventiveness that is an inherent part of being queer in today's world. My hope is that Quiet Deviants allows people to show who they are anywhere and everywhere.
Perry Wallinger, Founder/CEO