Community Spotlight: Cassady Quintana

Community Spotlight: Cassady Quintana

Get ready to be inspired by the vibrant spirit of Cassady from Orlando, Florida, as she shares her journey to self-expression and positivity in an exclusive interview. Join us as she discusses her personal style, the importance of authenticity, and her favorite picks from our latest collection.

Tell us about yourself, who is Cassady?
My name is Cassady (she/her) and I’m from Orlando, Florida! I grew up in Orlando and played sports my entire life. I played college basketball and enjoy working out, surfing, going to concerts and hanging out with friends and family. I came out when I was 15! Currently I work in social media marketing but enjoy making TikToks on the side.

When do you feel like your most authentic self?

I feel like my most authentic self when I get to express myself with my physical appearance. My short hair, clothing and tattoos are things I always wanted and I now get to be who I always wanted to be. Life is too short to not let that shine.

Existing as a queer person in the US is becoming increasingly more difficult. How do you remain positive in today's climate? 

I remain positive by reminding myself it’s my life. There is a large LGBT community in Florida and even though there may be a lot of hate, there is also a lot of love. Also, if we all give up, we give the haters what they want. We must stay and fight because we deserve everything everyone else does. I surround myself with people who love me and want to fight with me too.

What is most important to you when shopping for clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident?

The most important thing to me when shopping for clothing is that I feel comfortable and myself. We have one life and what’s the point of trying to be something we’re not. I like my clothing to be well fitted and flattering to my body type. I like clothes I can wear in every day activities whether I’m at the beach, out on the town or just relaxing at home.

Favorite piece from our new collection?

I love the anywhere shorts! I wear them literally all the time including at the gym, running errands and at the beach. To go with those I wear the tech shirt! It’s an unbeatable combination of comfort, breathability and style!