Albie remembers taking ballet lessons for a period of her childhood, but ended up quitting, in tears, because she didn’t want to wear the recital costume: an orange leotard with black sequins in all the wrong places. She hated the color, and the feeling of sequins in her arm pits, and honestly, who wouldn’t? To this day, Albie is adamant about wearing clothing that is comfortable, appropriate for her given mood, and reflective of her sense of self. 


*Pastel geometric “mother of the bride” two piece found at a Tukwila thrift store in 2018