Leny Abraham of Leny's Liveries, praising Bespoke Hogaboom's Whole Enchilada

Testimonial: Leny Abraham of Leny’s Liveries

“I think our stories are kind of similar – where we got pushed into STEM, because that was seen as a practical career. And really, when I wanted to professionalize, I wanted to make the Muppets. That’s what I wanted to do when I was little. And then I got pushed into other things for a while. So learning to sew as an adult and coming back to it and doing things with my hands again was satisfying, in a way that my seven year old self knew. That my ten year old self was pushed out of.”

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Don't Tell Me What To Do, Kelly Hogaboom Bespoke Hogaboom

Un-Squash Yourself

The problem with the whole pickle is – like I shared last Tuesday – if you grow up hearing enough of this stuff it can really affect you. I’m forty-five now and I am still painfully peeling off layers of self-doubt and confusion. I’ve been known to seek validation in the wrong places.

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Virginia Shields of Clotho & Frigg, praising Bespoke Hogaboom's Whole Enchilada

Testimonial: Virginia Shields of Clotho & Frigg

“You have had such a huge influence on the way that I think about my business: the questions that I ask myself about my business, my confidence in being able to run my business. I’ve learned so, so much from you, I’ve learned so much about how to communicate my marketing and what marketing looks like for an ethical business. And then it’s not the evil bullshit that I learned in Business College – which was just horrible.”

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Margaret-Grace Brost of The Good Food Club, praising the WHOLE ENCHILADA

Testimonial: Margaret-Grace Brost of The Good Food Club

“I needed some confidence in how to better communicate with clients. I wanted to feel comfortable about stating my No’s and my boundaries and kind – figuring out where those boundaries were. I felt like, “It’s business, we have to take it al!” So that was definitely something that I had heard from Sabel and Hudson that I you would be able to help me with that. That was definitely like one of my bigger things I wanted to learn from you.”

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Pleasure To Have In Class, Bespoke Hogaboom
old stuff

Being Labeled “Gifted” as a Child Was Ridiculous & Mostly About Capitalist Compliance

“Smart” isn’t quite the problem per se, it’s our cultural valuation of “smart” at the expense of the “not-smart”. Even at six it was obvious I’d done something very pleasing to the grownups in my life, so I went on to prove I was Smart for a chill K-through-12 years. I received straight A’s, I participated in math and science contests, I beat the running year-long trivia game in fifth grade (record holder still, I believe), and assembled a few plaques and medals. Upon graduating high school I received a full ride scholarship in Engineering and got the Engineering degree. See – I’m Smart! People tell me so.

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My favorite kind of design and sewing work, has always been gift sewing. And who better to sew for, than trans and gender diverse peeps who deserve garments that fit and feel great, ramient that looks fantastic and lasts forever – pieces as unique and masterfully-built as the person wearing them!
I have over twenty years sewing for trans individuals and my work is unparalleled in joyousness, quality craftsmanship, artistic expression, comfort, and longevity!

I want my work to fall into just the right hands!

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