Why We Love Chella: As a deaf, trans, genderqueer artist, Chella Man has been making his way into the fashion world. He recently became the first deaf, transgender model to be signed to IMG modeling agency. Man has been very outspoken about the process of his transition. He documented his first year on testosterone through a series of photographs and wrote a piece about it for Them..
Chella's Style: Chella Man has been adding his own hand-painted designs to his clothing and wearing them to red carpet events for the LGBTQ+ community. Recently, he made a statement at the HRC Greater New York Gala by wearing a skirt for the first time since he started taking testosterone, stating in an Instagram post, "I wore the exact article of clothing I used to be forced to wear with PRIDE."