Sonny joined DUSP in July 2016, where Sonny is applying an interest racial justice, trans rights, and environmental justice through promoting urban solutions. Sonny founded the website Qwear in 2011 to provide representation of fashion that doesn't adhere to social, beauty, and gender norms. Qwear gained international recognition with press including The New York Times, Buzzfeed, S Moda (Spain), The Huffington Post Live, Fashionista.com, and Design*Sponge. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel, addressing issues of beauty, size, and gender performance in the fashion industry and in 2015 Sonny was awarded dapperQ of the year.
Sonny completed a Bachelor's degree at Oberlin Conservatory, studying viola performance. Previous communications work includes managing the Lydian String Quartet at Brandeis University.
Publications: Posture Magazine Issue 3: Joel Sanders: Stud to Stalled, Dec 2016
Speaking: Panelist, South by South West: Queer Style: Visual Activism and Fashion’s Frontier, March 11, 2016 / Moderator, Trans Health Forum at Temple Shir Tikvah, Winchester, MA , April 10, 2016
Awards: dapperQ of the Year 2015