Close

Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

Femme  // Posts tagged as "Femme"

15 Jan Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on On Being Femme, on Being Butch

On Being Femme, on Being Butch

On Being Femme, on Being Butch

With a nod to popular feminist novels of the 1970s, Femme Confidential tells the story of three Gen Xers as they navigate the shark-infested waters of love and desire. Veronika, whose primary dating criteria is hotness, embraces the role of mean girl—until she has a baby. Liberty, the daughter of leftist Quaker hippies, is quick to […]

Read more...

21 Aug Posted by in • Guest Writers | 2 comments

The Invisible Femme Lesbian

The Invisible Femme Lesbian

It wasn’t until I told Josh, my 26 year old very fabulous gay boyfriend, about my troubles wearing nail polish that I realized just maybe the world had changed. He simply couldn’t believe it when I mentioned that a girl I had a crush on in college told me my red nails meant I wanted […]

Read more...

Gertrude is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Gertrude is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Which, of course, includes thorns.  But what good icon doesn’t have thorns? The exhibition at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories” is a stunning evocation of the lesbian writer, art collector (a companion exhibition of her family’s collection is at SFMOMA), and cultural visionary. She’s one of the first literary lesbians […]

Read more...

My Life in Fractions

My Life in Fractions

When my friend Judy died, at 55, of metastatic breast cancer, I realized my life was  three-fourths over. I did algebra in my head to arrive at this conclusion, eventually resorting to penciling the backs of envelopes with equations, x over 100 equals 55 (my age) over my estimated death at 75.  This would be […]

Read more...

20 Jan Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on My Jersey Shore

My Jersey Shore

My Jersey Shore

My first ‘long term’ college relationship lasted almost three years. Annie was a sailor born and raised on the Jersey shore.  Her last name was Italian, but her world was in a universe very different from the popular cable TV show.  Her Sicilian American father held the highest civilian security clearance in the local military […]

Read more...

15 Oct Posted by in • Guest Writers | 4 comments

Coming Out – The Invisible Lesbian

Coming Out – The Invisible Lesbian

It wasn’t until I told Josh, my 26 year old very fabulous gay boyfriend, about my troubles wearing nail polish that I realized just maybe the world had changed. He simply couldn’t believe it when I mentioned that a girl I had a crush on in college told me my red nails meant I wanted […]

Read more...