Santiago AKA Santi (they/he) is a model, actor, performer, content creator and LGBTQ grassroots organiser based in London. They have walked in London Fashion Week (2022), have been featured in the Love Hero Campaign, Hunger Magazine and more. They are a DIY fashion activist and the Founder of the first LGBTQ+ clothing outreach organisation in the UK/Europe called G(end)er Swap that supports trans and GNC folks to access clothes and community.
Santi supports the trans community with accessible style resources in the form of clothing pops and workshops, online style hacks/tutorials (on YouTube, Instagram and Tik Tok), and business consultancy. Their resources stem from a sustainability perspective: equipping folks with thrifting and upcycling skills to create their own gender affirming wardrobe.
In addition to the above, Santi is a makeup artist and a dancer as well as a drag performer (known as Pre-T Boy). Santi uses makeup, performance and style to challenge social understandings of gender fluidity and to work towards creating a more accessible world for gender non conforming people to express themselves.
For their creative and activist work, Santi has been featured in BRICKS Magazine, Smiley News, Open Democracy, Jecca Blac's Platform, was nominated as Role Model of the Year for the National Diversity Awards 2021, shortlisted for Social Enterprise UK's for leading in LGBTQ+ digital inclusion in 2020 and much more.
Santiago (aka Santi) Sorrenti
Grassroots organiser. Model/Actor DIY Fashionista.
Founder/Director of G(end)er Swap