Right on the heels of my first contribution to a regular column in Art XX Magazine comes another writing opportunity from CarnalNation.com. 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 André, Cherry 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.