Happy birthday, Janis. If you’ve been reading for a while you may already know about my abiding appreciation and affection for Janis Joplin. If you’re new to SF Unbound, surprise! Don’t let the pin-up girls fool you, kids. I’m all about kicking down the white picket fences around femme. God knows I’m trying! 😉
Lots of us are out there kicking ass, I know, but I still encounter so many small-minded people who persist in seeing femmes as superficial fluff. Still, that’s all the more reason I think it’s important to unhinge femme from idealized notions of airbrushed beauty while, at the same time, resisting the temptation to attach ourselves to any one idea of what femme is.
I’d love to see femmes of all stripes really empower our inner (or outer) badass, the fierce femme who has no truck with conventional ideas about who she should be or how she should look or act. So today I’m celebrating all you courageous femmes who take pride in pushing limits, speaking your mind, and living your truth.
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