Whirlpool | Sea Wolf
saw something in the shadows
tricked me into the shallows
always reblog. this is my absolute favorite.
This was my answer as a queer femme:
I actually think I present more femininely because I want there to be a visibility for femmes in the LGBTQA community. I love being a woman and I love wearing things that really scream, “I am a woman and I know how to handle my shit!” Andrea Gibson actually shared a poem with me and later in our workshop written about femmes and it really rang true to me. One line was something along the lines of, “Femme means knowing what you are doing” and I think it is so true. I know I am femme and I know that it a quintessential part of who I am. I swear I came out of the womb with a lipstick in my hand! There is often a lot of backlash for super femme women because we don’t look gay enough. I think it’s really hard sometimes because I know I feel like I get excluded because of my identity and everything that goes with passing heterosexual privilege and such but there is also a lot of that privilege for homosexual or queer men who look heterosexual. Every single person in our community is oppressed but they are still opened into the community without question. I am questioned constantly and it can be really discouraging sometimes. I always have to prove my “queerness” or my “gayness” and sometimes it just so frustrating. I don’t want to have to prove myself to people in a community that I am a part of, love with all my heart, and constantly fight for every second of the day. Even though this happens so often it hurts, I continue to fight for them and myself so one day people won’t have to ask me. I can just be myself and if my partner is a woman or a man or someone in between it won’t matter.