Playlist: Getting Ready for a Femme Meetup

For me, getting ready for a Femme Meetup, like the ones we have at camp, requires picking out an outfit, doing my hair, putting on makeup, staying hydrated (because it can take forever) and making sure everything is perfect. This is a time when I’m in total control. I’m in my own world, and it is a world of comfort, power, strength and confidence. Now, getting ready for a Femme Meetup might not have all the same steps for you. Maybe you aren’t really a makeup kind of femme. Maybe you’ve got to get out your favorite leather jacket. Maybe you need to make a flower crown to wear. No matter what you like to do to express your own personal brand of Femme, this music will help you get there.


Say, “I look so good tonight!”

Getting Ready for a Femme Meetup

Steam it here!

Diva Beyoncé
Do My Thing – Estelle ft. Janelle Monáe
Hey Mami – Fannypack
Pretty Girl Rock – Keri Hilson
The Dresses Song – Lisa Germano
Girlfriend – Icona Pop
Fever – Peggy Lee
Lip Gloss – Lil Mama
Paris – Kate Nash
Wut – Le1f
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
I’m Out – Ciara ft. Nicki Minaj
Pro Nails – Kid Sister ft. Kanye West
Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink
Are You Ready – The Shondes
Cherry Red  – Ida Maria
Wavvy – Mykki Blanco
Don’t Rain On My ParadeBarbra Streisand
I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Be My Baby – Here Kitty Kitty
True Trans Soul Rebel – Against Me!

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  1. YES this is exactly what I needed. Perfect.

    ps. I love seeing femme stuff here! More please!

  2. Uh yeah, I iphone glitch. Anyway, perfect! Also that picture of Laura is so good!!!

  3. Oooh, this playlist is so rad, thank you!! Also, yeah, that picture of Laura Jane Grace is perfect <3

  4. Damn, I wish I were at camp, but you know I’m gonna use this playlist and that LJG photo as inspiration when I’m getting ready to go out tonight! Thanks :D

  5. A lot of these are already on my personal “Getting Ready to Put on My Femme Armor” playlist. Great choices!!

  6. The Sailor Moon transformation theme should be on this list. And it must be preceded by looking in the mirror, holding up a brush of some kind, and audibly saying “Moon prism power makeup!”

  7. I’m going to a Femme Crafternoon this very afternoon! (We’re making fascinators. It’s not Camp but it’s pretty fun.) Can’t wait to get dressed up to this mix! Also, the Le1f next to Nancy Sinatra is magic. Love LJG’s neutral lip and smoky eye.

  8. Listening to this while reading about the SCSB shooting is a good way to make yourself sob uncontrollably.

  9. A lot of these songs I don’t listen to but I can definitely see how it’d help someone who is nervous and needs that extra boost

  10. Though this playlist is more aimed at my baby than me I listened to a bunch of the tracks (cos an Autostraddle playlist is ALWAYS worth listening to), and had heaps of fun. That Dresses Song is soooo cute. And Do My Thing is an awesome anthem anyone can identify with!

  11. Pretty Girl Rock! such a great song haha. I’ve often said that I enjoy getting ready for a party even more than they party, especially when great tunes and my sweet friends are involved!

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