In an effort to both allocate space for and document the existence of masculine women, photographer Meg Allen created a powerful series of portraits for an exhibit at Cafe Gabriela in Oakland, Calif.
Entitled BUTCH, Allen’s series not only represents genderqueer women for a broader, heteronormative audience, but reaffirms butch identity within the queer community at a time when “butch flight,” or gender transitioning, is arguably becoming more and more commonplace. It is, as Allen says on her website, “an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”
These are some good looking folks
This is all I have ever wanted to see. My butch friends may sometimes get “Why don’t you just become a man?” in the same way folks would tell me “Why don’t you just be a butch lesbian?” Because masculinity and gender identity are two totally separate bubbles, that for some become a venn diagram, and for others, coexist peacefully inside of us.
Two things can exist independently, and coexist peacefully. Gender identity and masculinity/femininity/androgyny.
a lot of these babes are my friends and this project is really important to my city, it makes me so happy whenever i see it.
I do not own these gifs, but it looks amazing so I shared :3
i feel so bad for the fedora
it started out as this great icon of feminism thanks to sarah berndhart and honestly a good hat (a good hat mind you not cheap shlock) does do wonders for making someone look dapper whether it be fedora or trilby (i slightly prefer trilbies)
and now it’s become shorthand for the very most obnoxious slime of society
i am sorry fedora. i am so sorry. humanity has failed you, you poor brave hat
You’re whole lotta crazy
I think you like it too
But let me tell you baby
I’m so crazy for you
how to become my otp:
2. secretly care about each other