Femme to me: (which means only me, Emma, and not a general femme definition because femme in and of itself defies traditional labels of definition)
To me, being femme is about taking strength from femininity. My femininity is expressed through cupcake dresses, glitter boots, big hair, and pink nails. It is communicated through laughing eyes, sideways smiles, laughing too hard, and breaking hearts.
I am femme because it is who I am. I feel most beautiful when I am seen as queer. Queer and femme are not able to be seperated in my identity. They are the same.
It is also a political act. I am femme because I am told I shouldn’t be. I am femme when it is difficult, erasing, and impossible. I am femme when no sees me as femme. Being femme is the most radical thing about me. Femme is home.
This is just what it means to me. It means something very different to my fellow femme sisters, brothers, friends. Everyone defines their home differently.
Mine just happens to be dressed up in gold glitter taffeta.
Pictures and ramblings of a queer femme princess.