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Femme is a personal identity, but it’s also a political one….It questions the idea that there can be too much: too much blush, too much tulle, too many holes in your short shorts, too much calling out of racism, too many discussions about neocolonialism. Femme is resistance.
~ Elise Nagy, “Exploding The Limitations: What Being a Femme Means to Me,” inourwordsblog.com (via queerintersectional)
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I don’t identify as hard femme

femmetrash:

because femme is already hard.  Femme is not a word that needs a qualifier for toughness or strength or complexity.  Femme means that we choose femininity.  Femme means we take the parts of femininity we want, the parts that feel good, and leave the rest.  Femme means that when I do things/wear things that are considered typically masculine by the rest of the world it’s femme because I’m doing it.

Maybe there’s a “hard femme” trend in response to the celebration of high femmes or pinup femmes in queer culture, but can’t we value other embodiments of femme without this redundancy? 

Because when you say “hard femme” you dismiss the strength of femmes and femininity.  You deny our queer history and the femmes who came before you.  You want people to know that you’re not stereo-typically feminine - you’re not like those other femmes.  & this is why I find “hard femme” a femmephobic term/identity.  

I reblog from fuckyeahhardfemme when they post beautiful things.  If folks come to femme identity because “hard femme” speaks to them in a way that femme doesn’t then that’s beautiful.  Mostly I just want you to know our queer history.  I want you to know what the rest of us actually mean when we say we’re femme.  And also I’m just kind of like:

tried to edit this but deleted it instead, thanks tumblr. this really resonates with me and makes me feel understood and gives me strength, etc. i read banji-realness’ commentary and it made me think beyond my experiences and i’m grateful for that and all the femmes of all walks for their support, wisdom and for keeping me accountable.

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girlgiant:

HOW TO BE A MOON FEMME.

garconniere sent me this because she knows me so well <3 <3

girlgiant:

HOW TO BE A MOON FEMME.

garconniere sent me this because she knows me so well <3 <3

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Femme vs Feminine 

Majestic and I answer a question about femme identity, femininity and masculine privilege in queer communities and I check my hair more times than probably necessary. 

IMPORTANT FACTS

I just remembered that I bookmarked this about a month ago with out watching

yes yes yes

to me, the thing that makes femme fashion radical is that I’m inspired by other femme individuals, rather than a corporate idea of what it mean to be feminine. femme doesn’t have a profit motive, femme isn’t exclusive to a certain gender or body type or socio economic class. femme is diy, femme is changeable, innovative, and all kinds of radical. I also think femme fashion brings people together. when i see another blogger who posts a lot of femme fashion (total case in point: pinatasmashing) i tend to assume they are a radical babe, and for some reason these assumptions tend to be true. connecting over femme things is an excellent way to get to know a wide variety of people. 

HEY EVERYONE! I finally subtitled this! You can find them HERE

(Video reblogged from beetroots)

Femme vs Feminine 

Majestic and I answer a question about femme identity, femininity and masculine privilege in queer communities and I check my hair more times than probably necessary. 

Subtitles HERE