The W4W Buzz

Your hair is pretty cute. But it could be slightly cuter. I know that seems wild/impossible, but would I lie to you of course not.  The W4W Buzz at DIS Magazine has this Lesbian Visibility Barbershop Poster of alternative lifestyle haircuts which you can buy/admire except that it’s really not about haircut ideas so much as it is about gender theory, as the essay explains with sentences like, “In light of the dangerous pitfalls within what constitutes lesbian in/visibility, I would like to make a plea for the return to liminal gender, a queerness that falls through the cracks of polar identity and makes use of the limitless potentials of a cyber queer network.”

[found via Jezebel]

Autostraddle cannot exist without the generous support of our readers. We're running the fundraiser through March 29th! We're out of immediate danger...but we had to ask...what if we could survive for longer? Will you help?

Go to our Fundraiser!


Riese is the 40-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 3019 articles for us.


  1. great poster idea- but can we stop thinking about short hair as the only gender-ambiguous aesthetic // emphasizing the necessity of the Big Queer Chop? i can have wild & transgressive visibility without cutting off my hair.

    • Yes please. I want to “look like a lesbian,” but I have no desire to cut my hair like any of those pictures. Sometimes I just wish we could have a giant “L” engraved on our foreheads, so that we wouldn’t have to worry about this crap.

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!