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I’m proud of who I am and how far I’ve come in spite the lack of resources and community available to me during my time developing my identity.
I feel free to explore new realms with my partner, and I’m so grateful for the communities that I belong to now for their support.” “There are many layers to my identity.
Because so many LGBTQIA people have experienced social marginalization, we’ve learned to create and recreate our own culture.
This looks like sharing resources with chosen family, exploring and nuancing our gender expressions, queering reclaimed rituals and ceremonies, and archiving our existence through art every step of the way.
Being a queer femme is profoundly radical: I am not conforming to anything, I am being myself, all the while shoving the binary out the proverbial window, because it says that people cannot be femme and strong.
I am both, and I love it.” “I am a female born in a male body, and gender fluidity is my growing process.
I actually tried to be feminine when I first came out. It felt contrived, and it was because it wasn’t authentic.
As I allowed my high femme self to develop on its own, I found that I wasn’t fighting with myself over how I presented.
I am continuously inspired by my rainbow family who are ‘wind beneath my wings.'” “One of the main reasons I do drag is for my community, whether its showing them that it’s okay to be different, giving them an escape from the stressful hectic thing we call life, or doing as many benefits as I can get my hands on.I think it’s worth noting that I feel like a high femme even outside of my clothing and makeup.” “I have been comfortable expressing my masculine energy as far as I can remember.Around high school, I felt ashamed of it, but quickly reclaimed my masculine expression after high school.As I have grown older and allowed myself to explore the boundaries of my identity, I definitely found myself expanding into the transmasculine and genderqueer communities, but never to the exclusion of Butch identity.I don’t accept the linear concept of a gender spectrum that places heteronormative masculinity as some sort of ideal end point to aspire to; I exist in a space beyond the binary where I am free to embrace all aspects of who I am and where I can be my authentic self.