#Queer Hard #Femme
Photographer Gender & Media Postgrad ♀
Researching #QueerFemme-inity on Insta ️
Co-Founder of @galpals_club
I'm very impressed with what this bra does to my boobs. It's a Wonderbra! They actually work! Although I don't like how it fits at all and I don't find it supportive? Had to take pics before I return it though, obvs. Feel a bit like a woman in a period drama with her heaving bosom which rises every time she takes a breath.... Yes, I've studied them.
Are you a queer femme woman or non-binary femme? If so, I want to hear from you! I'm currently writing my Masters dissertation on how queer femmes are using Instagram to construct & express their identity & I want to hear your perspectives. I have a short (anonymous) survey in my bio which I would be soo appreciative if you could fill out I'm looking at how Instagram might make queer femmes visible, how femmes 'queer' femininity & what it means to be femme in 2k18.
I did a post a few months back asking how sexy selfies made people feel & I had so many interesting & thought provoking responses so even if you're not sure you have much to say, or don't feel that your opinion is valid, it totally is and it's all useful to me!
Thank you in advance & there's more info on the survey, or you can DM me for more info also feel free to share this post to ur femme pals.
Also for those who I've already emailed about this, don't fill this survey out, it's slightly different but v similar & thank you for all your help so far!
Link is in my bio or go to bit.ly/FemmeSurvey
& yeah my only reasoning for posting this semi-nude selfie is because those get the most attention & I want people to see this post lol.
Happy #Pride from ur fave butch/femme couple
Speaking of Pride though, and this one goes out to all the cis/het people especially, whilst you may think Pride is a fun party & excuse to get drunk, for many queer people we actually suffer intensified levels of harassment during Pride, an event which in theory should be for us... but doesn't feel that way. Many of us don't even feel safe to go to Pride anymore, and it's really no wonder what with a group of TERFs (trans exclusionary radical 'feminists') being allowed to lead the parade. These are women who believe trans women shouldn't be allowed to exist, who want to curtail their rights & freedom to be who they are & spread vicious transphobic hate. Not to mention the intense police presence at Pride (who unsuprisingly didn't do anything to remove the TERFs). I can't enjoy myself at Pride because it just feels too 🤮 but also nothing against those LGBTQ people who do go & are able to find some pleasure in it (as long as you understand the problems & limitations) I'm happy if it makes some people feel proud, but it doesn't make me feel proud it makes me feel sad
Whilst I feel that Pride is beyond salvation, they still need to be held to account for this. It's completely unacceptable that a Pride parade would allow transphobia to be condoned. We need everyone to be vocal about this & challenge the rampant transphobia which is doninanting the press at the moment, due to the reform of the Gender Recognition Act (which btw you should totally fill out the consultation for but I will post about this again with more detail). So yeah plz write to Pride in London, tweet them & sign the open letter which is floating about on Twitter. No Pride for some of us without liberation for all of us ️ #londonpride
Happy #Pride ️ from this bisexual babe 🧡 who can't decide what to wear I'll be at Queer Picnic today but whatever you decide to do hope you have a fun, safe & gay day 🧡 #QueerFemme#QueerPride
Gal Pals Queer Pride 🧡 so in love with this artwork @thisisaliceskinner made for us & very excited for this event, it's gonna be amazing
For #BrightonPride we're taking over the whole club, with two rooms of music & some very special guest DJs joining us including @pxssypalace@bbz_london & @lizzie4ethan It's gonna be Gal Pals biggest night yet & one you don't wanna miss! It's very tragic but this is genuinely the only queer women & non-binary centric event taking place on the night of Pride so if you're gonna be there, get tickets!You can buy early bird tickets on DICE for £5! Link in my bio
The best part of our trip to Barcelona was getting to spend four uninterrupted days with this cutie @xz__dice is such a radiant little sunbeam, so endlessly patient with me, so kind, caring, loving, funny and fun to be around, they bring so much joy to my life. I love you and I constantly feel so lucky to have found you
Sorry for the gross soppy post you guys... What I originally wrote was EVEN MORE EXTRA but I decided to keep that between me & my diary instead
Queer Looks opened to the public yesterday This is the exhibition I've been helping out with for the last 9 months, co-curating it with a team of incredible people & undertaking the oral histories for the project The exhibition is on display at @brighton_museums for the next year, and features outfits donated by none other than me & @xz__dice these outfits and our oral histories will now be archived in the Museum forever as a document of queer fashion & history!
Bring involved in this project has been so special for me it came at a time when I'd just moved back to Brighton, wasn't really sure what I was doing, and was feeling a bit low. I'm so grateful to have been involved as I met some really lovely people in the process, made new friends, and had a chance to be involved in a really awesome project and be part of a small piece of queer history making in Brighton
Go see it, it's free if you're a Brighton resident & we're also putting on a series of events over the summer to promote the exhibition (I'm meant to be giving a talk?! Eek) so I will post updates on my story! .
Last day in Barcelona it's been nice to have a little holiday especially as I haven't been away for more than a year. Although it's not always relaxing being on holiday as a visibly queer/trans, interracial couple not that it's easy in the UK either I feel like people definitely stare more here though. Plus we can't really understand what anyone is saying because my Spanish sucks? ♀️
When the bathroom is this nice
We've arrived Spent the afternoon lounging in the sun & in our hotel's rooftop pool