Femme Friday – Mary Senyonga and L.A. Femmes of Color

It is a beautiful thing to hear about other places where femmes are gathering. The L.A. Femmes of Color Collective grew from a workshop held at Models of Pride in Oct., 2014 by V Durand, Jo De La Torre, Stepheyne Apodoca, Lana Contreras, Lawrencia Dandridge and Armineh Pesh.

They created a hashtag — #FemmesofColorVisibility – “in order document our selfies as a form of resistance, as a way of combating femme invisibility and as a way of being intentional about creating a sense of community online and reclaiming space on social media” (from lafemmesofcolor.tumblr.com/hashtag).

In July of 2015, they launched the LAFoCC FEMME Stories Project with an interview with Mary Senyonga.

Deep gratitude to Mary for so generously and graciously discussing intersectionality and how femme is part of her identity and for her beautiful definition of femme.

Deep gratitude to the founders and members of L.A. Femmes of Color for holding up and holding close all femmes of color.


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!


At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”)





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  1. So good! Love this!


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