yo, as an person over 30 who came out in a very binary butch/femme lesbian “world” dating non MoC folks is so new and refreshing and also a lot of work to unlearn some unhealthy behaviors. 

Still very much attracted to MoC folks, but learning more that the attraction is more to “alpha types” regardless of gender presentation

I’ll come back to this for a longer post at a later time

Sexuality and attraction can be such a fluid thing. 

I’m enjoying the ride. 

according to my housemate, I have extra AG swag when I interact with ppl I date that are femme…

Interesting.  I’ll have to deconstruct that.

This video for the @KimAnnFoxman song is so fierce.  I love all the gender dopeness happening in it!  shout out to director Jonathan Turner and art director Silvia Prada.

Also, I’m feeling the song for sure!

Attention Femmes! Please check this out and spread the word! <3 

As some of you may know, KittyBoomBoom (femme body pos burlesque artist and model) is co producing Viva la Femme! It is an appreciation/visibility show. We have poets, dancers, singers and more! Several Femmes have reached out via tumblr to say they wished they could be a part of this event.

Here is How you can :)
Submit a picture and brief description why being Femme is important to you.
I want to create a slide show to run on the monitors before and after the stage performances. I want to put faces to Femme. Show how we come in all different shapes, sizes, shades,Genders and abilities.


Thank you so much :)

I kept trying to upload this from tumblr mobile, but it wouldn&#8217;t post.
Anywho&#8230;I was really feeling my Macha Femmeness today. Here&#8217;s my work OOTD
Glasses: Warby Parker
Blazer Shirt &amp; Loafers: Thrifted
Jeans &amp; Necklace: F21

I kept trying to upload this from tumblr mobile, but it wouldn’t post.

Anywho…I was really feeling my Macha Femmeness today. Here’s my work OOTD

Glasses: Warby Parker

Blazer Shirt & Loafers: Thrifted

Jeans & Necklace: F21

Women, Gender, and Families of Color (WGFC)

Call for Papers for Forthcoming Special Issues

 Religion, Spirituality and Inequality in Communities of Color

Guest Editors:  Assata Zerai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Sandra Weissinger, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Recent public discourse on women’s reproductive rights and abortion, full-time homemakers and working mothers, and LGBTQ partnership and marriage, has highlighted the pervasive role and power of organized religion and spirituality in daily life, as well as related issues of oppression and resistance.  For this special issue of Women, Gender, and Families of Color (WGFC), we seek historical, and social science manuscripts that explore the intersectionalities of race, class, gender, sexuality, and other socioeconomic categories in U.S. religious and spiritual settings. Topics may address, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Spheres of social inequality, such as race, class, gender, and sexuality and their reproduction and/or practice in U.S. religious/spiritual organizations or spaces;
  2. The use of resources (e.g. human and financial) to impede or promote the reproduction of inequalities;
  3. The meaning of relationships, and the practice of religion/spirituality, in these organizations and spaces for women, men, and LGBTQ communities;
  4. The practice of social and/or economic privilege among groups in U.S. religious/spiritual organizations and spaces;
  5. U.S. religious/spiritual structures as intransigent sites from which to challenge persisting inequalities;
  6. U.S. transnational comparisons on any of the above.

Please send queries and manuscripts to:  Assata Zerai, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, E-Mail:  azerai@illinois.edu.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Manuscripts should be a maximum of 30 pages, inclusive of title page, abstract (150 words or less), main body of text, figures, tables, and Chicago Style, 16th edition references. Only title pages should contain authors’ names, affiliation, phone & FAX numbers, in addition to the email address of the corresponding author.

Free Gender &amp; Name change Legal clinic in #losangeles #gender #genderjusticeLA  (Taken with Instagram)

Free Gender & Name change Legal clinic in #losangeles #gender #genderjusticeLA (Taken with Instagram)

@elizachaidez posing w/some public #art in #highlandpark #gender #outlaws (Taken with Instagram)

@elizachaidez posing w/some public #art in #highlandpark #gender #outlaws (Taken with Instagram)

Hey everyone - Kai is screening &#8220;It Gets Messy In Here&#8221; tomorrow in Los Angeles! Check out the info below! *also, if you click on the pic it will take you to the fb event page*
"I will be screening my film, "It Gets Messy In Here" tomorrow evening @ Brothers Reaching Brothers @ In The Meantime’s Kickback Drop-in, 4067&#160;W. Pico Blvd. LA CA 90019, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 7pm Refreshments, 7:30pm- 9:00pm Viewing, Discussion/Q&amp;A facilitated myself and my brilliant colleague scholar/activist/artist and friend, Treva Ellison. This event is Free and Open to the general public. All are welcome to attend. 
 We will screen the 30 minute short documentary that &#8220;&#8230;explores the day to day reality of just trying to use the bathroom for many trans* masculine people of color. In interviews with masculine of center women, non-binary folks, and trans* men, Green explores the gender policing that simply entering a bathroom can engender.&#8221; We will then have a discussion/interactive activities to continue the conversation of how race, gender and sexuality influence all of our lives. It is important that we all be in the room, transgender, lesbian, gay, bi, because masculinity and femininity play an important role in all of our lives.&#8221;

Hey everyone - Kai is screening “It Gets Messy In Here” tomorrow in Los Angeles! Check out the info below! *also, if you click on the pic it will take you to the fb event page*

"I will be screening my film, "It Gets Messy In Here" tomorrow evening @ Brothers Reaching Brothers @ In The Meantime’s Kickback Drop-in, 4067 W. Pico Blvd. LA CA 90019, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 7pm Refreshments, 7:30pm- 9:00pm Viewing, Discussion/Q&A facilitated myself and my brilliant colleague scholar/activist/artist and friend, Treva Ellison. This event is Free and Open to the general public. All are welcome to attend.


We will screen the 30 minute short documentary that “…explores the day to day reality of just trying to use the bathroom for many trans* masculine people of color. In interviews with masculine of center women, non-binary folks, and trans* men, Green explores the gender policing that simply entering a bathroom can engender.”

We will then have a discussion/interactive activities to continue the conversation of how race, gender and sexuality influence all of our lives. It is important that we all be in the room, transgender, lesbian, gay, bi, because masculinity and femininity play an important role in all of our lives.”