Where It Started

Your average card store doesn't have cards to celebrate and commemorate the occasions that matter most to me and my communities. So I set out to change that. My cards, tote bags, and prints are created with LGBTQ+ people and survivors in mind. The Crafty Queer is here to help you celebrate when people you know and love come out, reach transition-related milestones, and progress on their journey to healing.

About the Artist

Hi! I'm Alister, The Crafty Queer. I am a queer, trans, and nonbinary survivor (they/them or no pronouns). I use my artwork to uplift and affirm queer people, trans people, and others from communities that are often excluded or marginalized.

I enjoy hand-lettering, illustrating, painting, stick-and-poke tattooing, and more.

Contact me to discuss commission work and wholesale orders.

When I'm not creating art, I work in transgender health care, developing policies, managing trainings, and connecting HIV+ and low income New Yorkers with health care. I live with my nonbinary spouse and two rescue cats.