In The Media


The Out in the Open Radio Hour showcases LGBTQ identities from all over New England! We were delighted to come chat with HB about our lives and our work. Talking points: Tumblr, cosplay, Ursula K. LeGuin, and being trans in the sticks. Interstitial: Lizzo, Rae Spoon, and The Mountain Goats. If you want to know us, listen to this.

An in-depth interview for the inaugural issue of Trans Headlines on why we do what we do.

Humans are wildly diverse; human bodies come in millions and billions of variants. Our products are for humans. We try to meet each customer where they’re at.

Contains rare footage of Eli and Krista in their natural habitats, operating machinery and being nerds about sewing.

The Commons is our local independent newspaper. Wendy came to interview us when we were still working out of our dining room!



“There are so few opportunities to look at your binder maker in the face, and that person is another trans person, and they say yes, we recognize that your body is different than all other bodies and here are the ways we can make accommodations for that. In fact, I would argue that there are so few opportunities that this may be the only one. Or at least, the only one I could’ve stumbled into. It felt so nice to have someone take such care.”

“My experience with [Shapeshifters] has been incredible! They hand-make every binder and therefore have an unlimited size range. They require a few measurements and truly value bodies for being diverse and unique.”

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“Actress Margaret Rutherford said that, ‘Success is having the hearts of people and lifting them up.” Eli feels that clients come to Shapeshifters “as a last resort – people trust us with their life. [We’re] both passionate about bringing everyone safe, effective, comfortable, and fashionable garments that allow everyone, no matter their needs, to express their gender in a way that brings them joy.’ And in that, Shapeshifters is already a success.”

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