I wrote a story for the January issue of GQ Magazine about loss, coping, and purging the excess clothing I’d accumulated during years as a fashion writer.
“I didn’t consciously grieve my dad’s suicide through fashion. But a death so sudden leaves a hole. And holes like that take so long to fill that you don’t always realize what you’re stuffing in there to fill the void. You’re not self-aware enough to even comprehend what you’re doing to soothe yourself. To distract yourself. To make you feel good about yourself. To project okay-ness to the world when what you feel is anything but okay.”
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