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Butch Is Beautiful: On Learning To Love Myself

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Embracing butchness is a struggle, but these small moments have helped me undo years of insecurity. Butch is beautiful and so am I!

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I'm A Queer Femme — And It Only Took Me 30 Years To Embrace It

Once I realized that I could embrace the parts of femme that I liked (lipstick! frilly skirts!) and reject the ones that didn’t work for me (shaving! heels!) things got a hell of a lot easier.

Faced by the extreme pressure to conform to impossible beauty ideals, I followed my instincts (and my budding feminism) and rejected them wholesale. I wasn’t going to play like that; I wasn’t going to let my gender require that I wear makeup or perform a certain way.

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