What I wore on Election Day and Post-Trump.
This week: I dress up as Carol Aird to go to Target, get sporty and outdoorsy to go to the doctor, and, yes, revisit the tire shop.
This week I channel women in film/TV to navigate the comedy show, a rock concert and the sport bar.
If they are feeling hurt by people who don’t want to use their pronouns or just by a long day of having to gender in the world, listen to them and ask how you can help ease the stress.
We now live in a world where it is totally possible to claim the same word as someone else and completely disagree on what the word means.
“Gender self-determination is vital and I can feel great about who I am when I am at home. But I live a life where I engage with other people and doing what feels good for me is a lot more challenging when I step outside the door. With pronouns specifically, it’s hard not to feel like you are dependent on others to ‘validate’ your gender, or rather, it’s hard not to feel like your gender is not valid when people use the wrong pronoun.”
This outfit consisting of a rapidly deteriorating sweater, pleather pants, and a jacket made into a demi-skirt flashed me forward into a dystopian future where water is scarce but total gender/orientation presentation acceptance is not.
Brace yourselves for a little makeover! As your beauty editor, I often want to be able to take a closer, deeper look at products and stories I don’t want anyone to miss, and today is the day we’re doing that!
To a casual viewer, this might seem like a down home, girl next door outfit. Oh, just some casual slip-ons, a jersey top, cut-off jean shorts and a baseball hat. Hey y’all! But then it’s like, oop, nope, that’s just a bra.
“I talked about how so much of my work with FFAF or here at Autostraddle is really just a sort of queer femme lighthouse keeping. I’m here, you’re not alone, this is a perfectly alright way to be, let me help you.“
“When I want to go for a drink at a bar where I know the crowd will be overwhelmingly straight, I take great strides to ensure a look that says I’m both sexually unavailable and I might attempt to convert you to a new religion.”
I have long admired Amanda’s gentle, glitter-strewn spirit, her dreamy creativity, and of course, her sweet makeup skills.
This time round we’re going to talk color and application, and finally get to answering some of your burning questions!
This was supposed to be a book review of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha’s new memoir “Dirty River.” But it’s actually the story of how reading my friend and queer aunty Leah’s brown femme poetry saved me, made me a writer, and totally revolutionized my love and sex life.
What to wear on your femme feet while stomping around in the winter wonderland? No worries, we’ve got your back.
In the very first Beauty Thief, read our exclusive interview with androgynous model Rain Dove and get flawless skin, plus stretch mark love and a DIY for chapped lips.
Shine bright like a diamond with our in-depth, ultra-comprehensive Strobing // Highlighter 101. Includes product reviews, tips, winter skin prep and more.
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GAYmous’ new video has everything: crystals, spells, tarot, candles, bondage, glitter, and hot femme on femme action.
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