Femme Friday – Sydney Femme Guild: Visibility. Solidarity. Celebration.

Oh, oh, oh! I just joined the Sydney Femme Guild! I’m so excited! Although I have always wanted to visit Australia, thanks to early exposure to books such as Walkabout (!) and movies such as “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, I may not manage to do so in this lifetime. But! I can be a member of this femme-tastic guild! Below is a description of last month’s event, “40 Years of Femme”, and don’t you so wish you’d been there?? I sure as fuck do!

Deep gratitude to femmes, present and past, of the Sydney Femme Guild! Thank you for your creativity, perseverence and dedication to femme community – you are an inspiration to femmes everywhere!

Sydney Femme Guild is delighted to produce 40 Years of Femme in conjuction with Claude (ACON), a celebration of 4 decades of Femme history in Sydney during the 2018 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras festival.

A fundraiser for Sydney Femme Guild, the night will be an exploration and celebration of Femme identity – raw, sassy, strong, proud, dangerous.

Featured Femme performers will grace the stage with their own stories of Femme experience in the form of burlesque, spoken word, artistic expression and demonstrations.

In addition, we will be hosting an exhibition of Femme as Fuck images – telling a story of pride and history from the many diverse Femmes in our beautiful LGBTQI community over the past 40 years!

Every Friday, I showcase a queer femme goddess (or Guild, as in today’s post) with the goal of fostering queer femme community. I want to feature you, or your femme group! 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.”)