Posts Tagged femme

Fashion and Feminism: Mateo Guadalupe of Leather Coven

In an effort to further the dialogue on fashion, adornment, and feminism, we’re doing a series of interviews with feminist designers and artists who create beautiful things to wear. Check out our previous installment here!

Mateo Guadalupe is an activist, artist, and all-around magical person. Most importantly for today’s purposes, though, Mateo is an excellent leatherworker, making gorgeous, high-quality leather harnesses, bustiers, and other assorted leather creations that manage to both be unexpected (in the best way) and pay tribute to queer leather histories. A browse through his etsy shop, Leather Coven, will have you lusting after occasions to wear Beyonce-inspired leatherwear and regal leather crowns — and ...

In an effort to further the dialogue on fashion, adornment, and feminism, we’re doing a series of interviews with feminist designers and artists who create beautiful things to wear. Check out our previous installment ...

Feministing Jamz: A femme power playlist to tune out street harassment

This weekend was the first weekend that it felt straight HOT in the northeast. Tropical lady that I am, I can’t get enough of the hot weather, and I was taking full advantage by wearing shorts, my femme shark crop top, ball cap, hoops, and gold high tops. So yeah, I was slaying. But it seems like the first weekend a girl can show some skin is some kind of street harasser holiday. Harassers come out of hibernation mad hungry for exerting their power over you in public, and this weekend was no different.

This weekend was the first weekend that it felt straight HOT in the northeast. Tropical lady that I am, I can’t get enough of the hot weather, and I was taking full advantage by wearing shorts, ...

Feministing Jamz: Javiera Mena’s new super queer femme music video

You may have noticed that we over here at Feministing love us some music, and that we have a lot to say about it and its political implications. So we’re excited to bring you Feministing Jamz, where we’ll talk music and feminism, bring you songs and videos, make you some playlists, and hopefully have some fun. We hope to be critics, fans, and (as major Feministing crush, Janet Mock, says) critical fans. Enjoy! 

Chilean indie darling and awesome queer lady Javiera Mena has just released a queertastic new video, and it is amazing! Now y’all know I love a good music video, and this one satisfies in major ways: a gorgeous color palette, an ’80s-futuristic ...

You may have noticed that we over here at Feministing love us some music, and that we have a lot to say about it and its political implications. So we’re excited to bring ...

Guest Post: Femme Privilege Does Not Exist

Editor’s note: OK, I’ll admit it. When I was in college there was a secret underground society of lefty organizers bent on taking over the world. It was basically exactly like the Skull and Bones, except we were a bunch of pinko queers who wanted to smash patriarchy, white supremacy, capitalism, and the state. Today you can find us running the social justice internets and leading worldwide anticolonial and anticapitalist movements. Cyree Jarelle Johnson is one of us. This is a cross-post from Femme Dreamboat. Cyree’s bio is at the end of the post.

I’m (not) sorry to inform you that femme privilege does not exist. Not in the queer community. Not in the world at large. Does. Not. Exist. ...

Editor’s note: OK, I’ll admit it. When I was in college there was a secret underground society of lefty organizers bent on taking over the world. It was basically exactly like the Skull and Bones, except we ...