• dispatches from clown patrol, pt. 2

    Twice this last week, local businesses refused to honor gift cards they’d been happy to sell our family a while back. In both cases, the businesses didn’t apologize or offer credit or any kind of olive branch – they said...

  • five takeaways from 2022

    Don't do it for clout or fame - and don't sacrifice your ethics to make a dollar.

    I don't know how to say it any clearer than that. There are loads of people willing to cut corners, underpay employees, steal from other artists, all that stuff. If you're willing to do those things I don't know how you're still following my writings.

    But if you're NOT willing to do those things, I am here to give you encouragement!

  • it's trans awareness week, strap in because I am once again depressed about it

    As a nonbinary person I am a minority even within the trans community, which is itself already a minority. Sometimes I feel like I occupy a sliver of a sliver, which - if you relate to this in a foundational way - you know how odd that feels. It is so strange to be a normal person, a person just like every other person really, except you walk around and people tell you all the time you don't Belong. Sometimes they tell you this in really shitty ways or they giggle behind your back, but a lot of times it's this odd, polite smugness; an airy dismissal that feels impenetrable.
  • Handwarmers by Kelly, Bespoke Hogaboom

    a new look for my site!

    It takes a lot, a LOT of effort to put together a new site!

    As cute as this site is - and as hard as I've worked on my products and service packages, my branding, and my messaging -


  • my 2021 greatest hits

    Here are my top feats that either strengthened Bespoke Hogaboom, deepened my ethics - or brought me (and others) a lot of joy. I write them here, because they were deliberate choices, they were important to me and others, and you and I made them happen. Perhaps some of these will inspire you to make a vision for your 2022!