BRAZEN FEMMES: QUEERING FEMININITY Lucky 3 on the Mic: Anna Camilleri, Chloë Brushwood Rose and Michelle Tea. Tuesday, June 3rd pm. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, Paperback. p., very good first edition trade paperback original in black pictorial wraps. A Manifesto for ther.

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Camilleri is a co-editor of the Lambda nominated Brazen Femme: In Sky Gilbert’s piece about being a gay man and a drag queen, one of his closing statements is, “But the man whose life depends on his team winning a football game or the woman whose sense of queerng rests on a perfect hairstyle both need one thing: Definitely worth a read, as it’s short, and it felt really good to read in a way I can’t really explain.

Just a moment while braze sign you in to your Goodreads account. A wide variety of artists and writers are brought together for this emotionally raw exploration of femme identity and life.

Paperbackpages. However, if you are going to pick up the book these articles femininitg reading: There are some stellar pieces in this: Take that, One Direction.

It sucks so bad. Currently, Anna is writing a novel and a play. Aug 03, Heather rated it it was ok Shelves: I found the whole piece boring and offensive.

It is intersectional, and includes fat femmes, femmes of color, drag queens and mention of male or trans femmes. Some essays were amazing, but a lot felt heavy-handed, or like they were relying too much on style and metaphor and not enough on emotional or literary impact. Bryan’s ‘It Queeing Ballz: These essays positioned femme as a category unto itself, not as defined by butch or mas I’m not sure how I feel about this book.

I thought it would be more academic analysis of femme as femninity construct in queer culture. It covers a great cross-section of femme identity, and while not all the pieces are good, I found most of them at least thought-provoking.


The book is, for lack of a better word, intense, and unlike most anthologies, it never gets boring; as in, the contents never blend together and end up reading pretty much the same after awhile.

As other reviewers have noted, Sky Gilbert’s piece was really out-of-place; queerint misogynistic at points, and really out of touch with the rest of the collection, Fmme favorite piece was probably Kathryn Payne’s “Whores and Bitches Who Sleep with Women,” though Lisa Duggan’s and Kathleen McHugh’s “A Fem me inist Manifesto” is a close second. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Seemingly “normal,” she responds to “normal” expectations with a sucker punch — she occupies normality abnormally. She is a member of the Stern Writing Mistresses and the Public Access art collective and editorial board.

But that’s mainly it. I for the most part feel like a femme, but at the same time I feel like a boi, especially by the way I dress. Good lord it’s infuriating to try and get through a piece which does this constantly. I wish it was longer, or that there was a second volume.

Aug 26, Kat Heatherington rated it really liked it. Undeniably celebratory and deeply troubling, this sharp-edged collection of fiction, prose poetry, personal essay, photographs, and illustration figures the un-hyphenated femme experience emerging in performance, betrayal, -violence, humor and survival.

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Feb 01, Ashur rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 01, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: Finding in androgyny the rejection of feminninity femininity too much loss, too little pleasure, and ugly shoes, the fem me takes from the feminine a wardrobe, a walk, a wink, and then moves on to sound the death knell of an abject sexuality contorted and subjected to moral concerns. I really liked this book, and it’s one I’d recommend. Cancel queerlng You must be logged in to post a comment.

Tuesday, June 3rd 8: Undeniably celebratory and deeply troubling, this sharp-edged collection of fiction, prose poetry, personal essay, photographs, and illustration reveals the un-hyphenated femme experience emerging in performance, betrayal, violence, humor, and survival.


There are a couple of reasons why I didn’t give it all five stars: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is a nice introduction to femme identities as it includes women of color, immigrants, drag queens, gay men, bi women, fat women, etc.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I stumbled upon it at the library in the queer section a couple years ago, read it, loved it, then ordered my own copy. It’s all about “Quantum Femme”. Contents A Brazen Posture. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I feel genuinely grateful every time I discover a new one on subjects like queerness, feminism, and femininity.

Whether by choice or necessity, these frenzied femmes explore their desires to make and remake femininity fit their own queer frames. I do feel I learned something I didn’t know before about what femme means, and what it means to be femme, beyond terms and definitions.

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Crucially, this collection treats “femme” as an identity of its own, rather than as a subordinate partner of “butch. You make a good point though. The meaning of quantum is, according to the internet, “the Latin word for amount and, in modern Another thing I like about this book is that it explores femme identity as separate from normative I started and finished this brief anthology during a three-hour train ride. I mean, we definitely act like a couple so I feel like it is obvious if one pays the slightest bit of attention.

I didn’t have time to finish it until a bunch of schoolwork set in, but what I did read was rather interesting.