hot takes on historical and contemporary femmes and butches.
What happens when a short 39-year-old non binary butch with ADHD and a tall 39-year-old trans femme with ADHD get together? Listen to me talk to my dear friend, Niko Stratis and find out! A couple of weeks ago, we sat down and talked about parents saying "I love you", the good/bad/ugly of trans and queer twitter and what it's like to be extremely online as a trans woman. The Ebb! The Flow! What a time to be alive!
On this episode I discuss, somewhat vaguely, the difference between corporate pride and the riot. Divergent topics include my roots, actions before stonewall, historical conflation and the difference between the gays and the queers. I also get a bit worked up. (there are some mic pops at the beginning, sorry!)
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Hi! Hello! This episode, we introduce a new segment: DISPATCHES.
Last week, I reached out and asked you to submit voice recordings answering and expanding on some questions as a starting off point; a place from which you could branch out and move the narrative in the direction that felt important to you. I asked you: What do you love about being femme or butch? If you don’t align with or identify as femme or butch, what do these ge...
In this episode, we discuss the intersections of Judy Holliday, the origin of the bimbo/dumb blonde character and the femme/butch bar scene in 1940s-50s Greenwich Village, New York City. I get very invested and fall so deep into the rabbit hole that I can barely conceal how hard I'm swooning. Everything ends abruptly, but in a satisfying way. Like bubble tea.
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Assigned female at birth, Catalina (Antonio) de Erauso was held in a convent, destined to become a nun – until she turned 15, cut her hair short, refashioned her habit into masculine clothing and escaped to a life of adventure. The highly controversial history of Erauso’s memoir was so wild that it is thought to be mostly fictional.
For this episode, a donation was made to Rainbow Railroad, an organization based out of Toronto that...
Boom, we finally did an interview. And we struck gold with the delightful and brilliant Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties [Graywolf Press] and In The Dream House [Graywolf Press]. We discuss her book, her research, puzzles and very gay movies.
CONTENT WARNING: Discussions of domestic, queer and partner violence.
This week we made a contribution to the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Ra...
Hiiiiiii we did it again! Sorry for the delay but there's a pandemic going on, so, you know. In this episode we jump all over the place but mostly, we talk about the light and the dark sides of the early 20th century classic lesbian novel "The Well of Loneliness" by Radclyffe Hall. We're up, we're down, I forgot important details, I also have opinions I don't get into and I live google the Hicklin Test. I...
Hiiiiiiiiiii, welcome back! On this episode, I rattle on about a few things. First, I go through some Butch and Femme basics and start to sound off and then stop myself because it's. So. Complex. Then I give you a very brief biography of my Butch story. Big yawn. THEN I get to the good stuff: Edythe Eyde [aka Lisa Ben], creator of the first lesbian newsletter Vice Versa, in 1947! Also, complete babe and my current femme elde...
Hello! Welcome to the Butch Femme Podcast!
This is our foundational episode.
On this episode, I introduce myself and my goals for the future of this podcast. Then I take a look at butch elder, Stormé DeLarverie, complete with a few audio clips from the documentary Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box, Director Michelle Parkerson, 1987.
Below are resources I used and some links that may interest you:
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