Peeling Back The Labels: ‘Femme’ By Default (by Becca Dickerson)
I knew I had long since grown out of being a tomboy and that there had to be a step between soft stud and high femme. Then a friend introduced me to a Tumblr devoted to hard femmes.
These were the women who looked like me; shaved heads, piercings, tats–still wearing short skirts, heels and my beloved combat boots. These were women with all sorts of bodies, looking at the cameras with such intense eyes you could almost hear them cussing. They stretch the lines of “pretty” and expand the view of beautiful. Few moments have made me as ecstatic as when I saw that blog. But then came the awkward part; modifying my wardrobe and slipping into my new skin–kind of. The only reason it was awkward was because I was so very aware of my purpose. And so very sure no one would understand its importance–especially my girlfriend. READ MORE
this makes me so happy. <3