“Affirm By Design is a queer-affirming lifestyle project that promotes queer autonomy to design our own spaces, create our own media, and heal ourselves and our communities.”

Michaella, Founder of Affirm By Design


Mission ⋒

Queer folks are often pushed out of public spaces, institutions, and media. We may carry trauma from experiencing inequality, living or working in unaffirming environments, or witnessing acts of violence against our community. Affirm By Design promotes queer autonomy to design our own spaces, create our own media, and heal ourselves and our communities. Affirm By Design offers a Lifestyle Blog, a Queer-Owned Directory, and Virtual Services (coming soon!).

Founder ⋒

Michaella Rose Kendrick (she/her) founded Affirm By Design in 2020. She is queer/bisexual, holds a degree in Human Rights Studies, and works full time in public health. Michaella has 7+ years of experience in design, as well as 5+ years of experience advocating for and mentoring LGBTQIA+ young people. Affirm By Design combines those two passions in one space.