What is a Man?

What if a man is a man because he says he is? Curious?

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Visible: A Femmethology, Differences Celebrated

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Femmethology Author Leslie Freeman

How do you define your femme identity? I am a dis/abled femme and a femme crip. I understand both femme and crip to be markers of conscious, critical engagement with difference.  Femme, as I live it, represents a proactive choice to perform, push, and challenge my feminine gender orientation. Femme is independent of sex, of … Keep on reading!

Femmethology contributor Caitlin Childs

Femmethology Author Caitlin Childs

How do you define your femme identity? I am a queer intersex woman who purposefully and thoughtfully creates and plays with a feminine gender that was consciously created by and for me. My femme gender is smart, sassy, tough, glamorous and fun. My shoe collection consists of tons of heels (4”+ please!), skate shoes and … Keep on reading!

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Kicked Out Author Tenzin

What has being kicked out meant for you? Living on the streets has altered me as a person. The fear of being homeless again persists, as does a sense of otherness. Because I have seen things that others have difficulty imagining, I have difficulty relating to other people and anticipate violence in even benign environments. … Keep on reading!

Femmethology Author Cherry Bomb

How do you define your femme identity? It’s a constant evolution…a process that is never really complete. It’s the dynamic nature of identity that captivates me, the fact that it can shift from day-to-day, hour to hour, outfit to outfit, mood to mood. I don’t feel defined by my identity. I feel courted by it, … Keep on reading!

Kicked Out, Stories from LGBT Queer Homeless Youth

Author Julie Ann Peters

A Conversation with Kicked Out Author Julie Ann Peters

Publisher’s Note: This is an interview between Kicked Out Editor Sassafras Lowrey and author Julie Ann Peters. I became familiar with Julie Anne Peter’s work very much by accident. I was preparing to move across the U.S. All my books were in boxes. An avid reader, I was going a little bit crazy without my … Keep on reading!

Nat Rose Kicked Out author

Kicked Out Author Nat Roslin

What has being kicked out meant for you? Being kicked out has meant finding my own feet in a world I’m still not sure of. But it’s also shown me that I have a family that is completely not biological in anyway shape or form. The meaning of family has altered and changed completely for … Keep on reading!

E. F. Schraeder Kicked Out author

Kicked Out Author E. F. Schraeder

In an instant, being kicked out defined my possibilities by forcing me to answer this question: do I want to be true to myself, or do I want to seek my family’s approval.