Packing Femme

by Jiz Lee on / Books, Erotica & Anthologies

Right on the heels of my first contribution to a regular column in Art XX Magazine comes another writing opportunity from This time I get to do a book review, and I’m thrilled about the content. Visible: A Femmethology, edited by Jennifer Clare Burke, is a 2 Volume anthology completely devoted to Femme identity and I do believe it is the only one of its kind in the world.

I’m personally excited to read it because I’ve been skirting around the issue of my own femmeness with lots of self-exploration and sharp questions.

After cracking into femme academia with works like Julia Serano’s Whipping Girl and live readings by some of Visible: A Femmethology‘s contributors such as Sherilyn Connelly, Gina de Vries, Daphne Gottlieb, and online inspirers Amy AndréCherry Bomb, Sinclair Sexsmith, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (her site is down…) I’m stoked to get in even deeper.

Lucky for me, I also have the additional online framing via Visible: A Femmethology‘s April Virtual Tour which gained the book added, er – visibility, including an intriguing post by my friend Essin’ Em. I can’t wait to delve into some of the questions she poses… and those I discover on my own. Want to read it with me? (My deadline’s in a month and I’m sure we’ll have lots to talk about by then.) Visit the publishers HomoFactus Press for a copy.
Visible: A Femmethology

Jiz Lee

2 Replies to “Packing Femme”


Hi Jiz,

I discovered your blog and the Crashpad Series last month. I’ve become an admirer of the website in general and you in particular. i haven’t seen most of your work, but i will eventually.

I am looking forward to reading your book review. Lately, gender expression and identity have been on my mind a great deal.

Speaking of gender…I was listening to a podcast last week I thought you might find interesting. I did. The discussion begins around the 18 minute mark.

I also found an article from several years ago, that you may already be familiar with.




Thanks for the shout-out, Jiz! I’m really proud to be in Femmethology — the range of voices and stories is wonderful.


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