Femme Friday – Persistently Fem

I honestly don’t know how it happened, but this fem has been inside my house and has taken a picture of the books on my bookshelf! It’s true. I own and treasure every single one of these books, so either she’s been in my house, or she’s a long-lost fem sister…or both!

Persistently Fem generously gifts us with “the writings and musings of a high stone fem lesbian surviving the new century” and is a “blog where I can quietly be emotionally raw about all my most vulnerable spots: my stone fem identity, the butch-fem dynamic, butch love and my personal lesbian history & experience” (from “About” on the blog).

Deep gratitude to Persistently Fem for her staunch love and support of the butch-fem community, for speaking up about her stone fem experience and refusing to be erased, and for her excellent taste in literature!

And speaking of tasty, here’s a sumptiously delicious nip from her post, “Fine”, written back in the heat of the summer:

is there anything so fine on this fine earth as an older butch?

you’re irresistible. the way you smile, the way you cock your hips as you stand and the way you love, tender and rough, your fingertips and tongue skilled from years of practice. it is always you that catches my eye the most, the ones who’ve been around the block more times than the rest of us can count. who have fought and overcome and keep on fighting, who persist against the odds, and who bear the triumph and the tragedy of your lives so exquisitely in every careworn detail.

Fine”, Persistently Fem, July 26, 2017

Every Friday, I showcase a queer femme goddess. I want to feature you! Write to me at thetotalfemme@gmail.com and let me shine a spotlight on your beautiful, unique, femme story!

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8 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. my bookcase too! same, same

  2. What a great blog you’ve linked to- I’m following her for sure now! Thanks 💃🏻

  3. Ha! I am not surprised! Oh, those books from the 80s and 90s that informed our queer femme lives so lovingly! xottf

  4. So good to find each other! So good and so lifesaving! I’m so glad I found her, as well! xottf

  5. What a fantastic blog this is. I will definitely subscribe. Oh, you find all the best stuff!

  6. thank you so much for linking to my blog and your very kind words, they’re much appreciated!

  7. Ooh, thanks! And it’s so fun to share! xottf

  8. You’re so very welcome — it’s so satisfying and heart-warming to read your wonderful blog! I hope you might chime in on the latest Meditations for Queer Femmes, if you are so moved! xottf


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