Recommendation: Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

Zena Sharman recommends…

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

The Genderfork community might like an anthology on butch and femme called Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. (Full disclosure: I co-edited this project with my partner, Ivan E. Coyote). We’re really proud of the book. It’s a beautiful and diverse collection of 40+ femme and butch voices including MtF and FtM butches and femmes — like Amy Fox’s piece “Changed Sex. Grew Boobs. Started Wearing a Tie.”, Rae Spoon’s “Femme Cowboy”, Elizabeth Marston’s “Rogue Femininity”, and S. Bear Bergman’s “Brother Dog”.

Our aim in creating this anthology was, as Audre Lorde says, to “broaden the joining” — to make space for a continuation and expansion of the butch femme conversation, to reflect on what femme and butch can mean in today’s ever-shifting gender landscape.

There’s also an interesting tumblr, though it’s no longer active.

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Posted by on July 25th, 2014 at 08:00 am

Category: books, recommendations One comment »

One Response to “Recommendation: Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme”

  1. radical/rebel

    I love this book so much!!! it’s one of the titles I’m most excited to share with other trans* folks. so many amazing essays by amazing, wonderful, gorgeous, queer trans people! this book is incredible. anyone on Genderfork would do well to find a copy and read it ASAP!

    radical books and radical self-care


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