Bertha Mason lives

The Basics


Bertha Mason lives


Huntsville, AL

About Me

About Me

I’m a twiddly twat from Agnes Scott* (that’s a women’s college in a town the locals fondly call Dyke-catur, about ten minutes outside of Atlanta). Unfortunately, because of financial issues, and Agnes being the most expensive college in the southeast, I’ve left.
I’m a genderfluid (DFAB and in constant flux between female and genderqueer, and unrelatedly, between soft butch and hard femme), slutty, polyamorous, neurodivergent, bisexual, feminist poet. I eat, sleep, and breathe literature and feminist politics, and especially the intersection between those two. I also do slam poetry (unfortunately, it turns out there aren’t really bongos involved; I know, I was sad too) in Atlanta when I’m not here in shit-town. I will be back in Atlanta someday.

*That’s a line from one of our parody fight songs. I’ve already taken some crap on here about “internalized misogyny” over that line, so I wanted to clear that up. Not that it’s anyone else’s business if I reclaim a slur that applies to me, anyway.

Check All That Apply

Bisexual, Queer, Transgender, Genderqueer, Non-binary, Sexually Fluid, Butch, Femme


Postmodern queer feminist

Looking For

Queer Friends in my Area, Queer Friends on the Internet

Relationship Status

In a Relationship, Open Relationship, Non-Monogamous Relationship, Sleeping Around

What I Like

Favorite Books

A very tough call when a category isn’t given.

Favorite Queer Books

Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang, Rose of No-Man’s-Land, Valencia, White Is For Witching, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, The Summer We Got Free, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Corona, Black Girl in Paris, Trash, Stuck Rubber Baby, Consensual Genocide, Bad Habits: A Love Story, White Girls, The Salt Roads, Gut Symmetries, The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

Favorite Movies

The Yellow Wallpaper, The Bay, Grave Encounters, Pulse, The Devil’s Backbone, Doubt, The Magdalene Sisters, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Jeanne Dielmann.

Favorite Documentaries

Killing Us Softly, Iron-Jawed Angels, Jonestown: Paradise Lost, When Abortion Was Illegal, Live Nude Girls Unite, The Atomic Cafe, Jesus Camp, Reel I***n, Radio Bikini.

Favorite TV Shows

Bates Motel (I’m so ashamed), The X Files, Daria, Steven Universe, Gravity Falls, Jessica Jones, Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Favorite Music

Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Slits, the Runaways, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, L7, Betty Blowtorch, the Donnas, the Breeders, Lunachicks, Sleater-Kinney, Heavens to Betsy, the Ramones, Hole, Courtney Love, Bratmobile, 7-Year Bitch, Be Your Own Pet, Babes in Toyland, The Gossip, the Red Aunts, FEMM, Jack Off Jill, Evil Beaver, X-Ray Spex, Poly Styrene, Janelle Monae, St. Vincent, 2NE1, the New York Dolls, Adam and the Ants, Bangs.

Favorite Quotes

“I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unnacompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.”

-Virginia Woolf, The Letters Volume Three, 1923-1928


“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”

-Oscar Wilde


“You fit into me / Like a hook into an eye. / A fish hook / An open eye.”

-Margaret Atwood, “You Fit Into Me”


“The effeminate male and the manly female are graceful in almost every aspect”

-Mario Equicola


“Behind every crazy woman is a man sitting very quietly, saying, ‘What? I’m not doing anything.'”

-Jade Sharma, Problems


“To change something you do not understand is the true nature of evil.”

-Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Favorite Thing on

Lez Liberty Lit, Hidden Gems of Queer Lit.

Favorite Writers

Virginia Woolf, Helen Oyeyemi, Jeanette Winterson, Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Allison, Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha, Roxane Gay, Carmen Maria Machado, Jeanne Thornton, Toni Morrison, Michelle Tea, Nalo Hopkinson, Elissa Washuta, Shirley Jackson.