If you had to choose a physical item that represents what self-love means to you, what would it be? HBO’s Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer picked a painting she made during quarantine while listening to one of her favorite trans musicians, Anohni. Starting today, you can actually buy her painting and dozens of other celebrities’ things in an auction called “I love me.”
Presented by the auction and retail facilitator Willbees and co-organized with actor Bobbi Salvör Menuez, “I love me” benefits G.L.I.T.S, a grassroots organization that offers housing and health services to people in the LGBTQ+ community. The auction also celebrates self-love as crucial for the well-being of queer communities, and each contributor shared personal statements on what that means to them. “Self-love means perceiving and treating myself for what I am. When I let myself exist without projecting, without walls upland without a second thought, I think I am exhibiting self-love,” Schafer said. Telfar Clemens added that “self-love means loving yourself as much as you love others, but you’re first.”
Some standout items include three signed Telfar bags, the mask Barbie Ferreira wore on the first season of Euphoria, and Chelsea Manning’s personal Dungeons & Dragons dice set from her time in prison. The full list of contributors includes: Aaron Philips, Angela Dimayuga, Barbie Ferreira, Bobbi Menuez, Buck Angel, Bunny Michael, Cayenne Doroshow, Chelsea Manning, Chloe Wise, Cyrus Simonoff, Donna Huanca, Emma Wyman, Gogo Graham, Hayden Dunham, Hunter Schafer, Jade Kuriki Olivo, John Waters, Kelsey Lu, Kiko Mizuhara, Leo Shang, Liz Hopkins, Logan Jackson, Michael Bailey-Gates, Miranda July, Miss Major, Nicole Eisenman, Precious Okoyomon, Quintessa Swindell, Richie Shazam, Rowan Blanchard, Ryan McGinley, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Sateen, Spiral Theory Test Kitchen, Telfar Clemens, Tommy Dorfman, Tosh Basco, Tourmaline, and Yeule.
Below, just a few of the auction’s offerings. Bidding will end on June 29. See it all here.