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National Dog Day – Why Dogs are the Best Pets Ever

It’s National Dog Day! Which might as well be Christmas for me. It’s no secret that my dogs are my LIFE. I mean come on, I have a tattoo of Zoe’s paw print on my arm! But I haven’t really properly introduced the girls to the blog. So I’m going to take a second to do that now as a way to honor them for National Dog Day. I’ve got their adoption stories and some fun facts about each of them.     Are you a dog ...
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Becca, Gothic Femme | Fashionably Femme

WELCOME!  Welcome to Fashionably Femme. Fashionably Femme is a blog series featuring femmes from all nooks of the LGBTQIA community. These rocking folks are activists, educators, bosses, parents, entrepreneurs, and all sorts of amazing human beings. Join me as we explore femme as so much more than a label but truly a way of life. Meet Becca! Superhero, nanny, singer, and so much more. We met in choir several years ago and she’s one of ...
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Kendra Gives Back – Event to benefit the Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP)

I’ve got an event coming up! On Wednesday August 29th from 6-8 pm, I will be at the Kendra Scott on Southport Ave in Chicago hosting a Kendra Gives Back to support one of my favorite LGBTQ Youth organizations, the Youth Empowerment Performance Project, or YEPP. The mission of YEPP is to create a safe environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer youth experiencing homelessness to explore their history, investigate new ...
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Queer Activism – Being the Change

People ask me constantly why I blog. What’s my purpose, what’s my niche, what do I do with this little corner of the web I’ve created. And the answer is really simple when I step back and look at it. I’m embodying the adage “be the change you wish to see in the world.” There’s so much BS in the world, so much inequality and horrid treatment of everyone who doesn’t fit into a very specific neat ...
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Why Lipstick Lesbian is a Problematic Phrase

  It’s National Lipstick Day which means it’s time for me to smash some more ideas and thoughtless ideas. Today we’re tackling the phrase “lipstick lesbian” and why it’s so problematic and why you really shouldn’t use it ever. Like, ever again. It’s antiquated and heteronormative af. It comes from this heteronormative need to label and classify everything that mainstream society ...
Travel

The Fashionably Femme Guide to St. Louis

It’s been a while since we got back from St. Louis but I take forever to sit down and write up travel guides so… oops? Visiting St. Louis was such an amazing time. We saw our friend Tao marry the love of his life, got up to so many adventures, and finally had the opportunity to really unwind together. It’s been so long since we took a trip that we desperately needed the break. I loved all of the food we ate and especially ...
Style

Queer Summer Fashion, How to Dress for the Heat

Queer Summer Fashion | What is this apocalyptic hellscape called summer? Whoa, friends, this heat is bananas. I mean, obviously it’s summer so it’s hot but WOOF. I hate the heat. I literally wrote an entire post last November about how much I love winter. So I’m sure you can imagine how rough this weather is right now. I’m pretty much trying to hop from one air conditioned place to the next to keep cool and spend as ...
Style

Festival Style 2018 – What I’m Wearing

The Festival begins this weekend! Don’t miss out on the best fashion spotting of the year in an enchanted forest near you.  Every year from July through Labor Day, a forest near Bristol, WI, buzzes to life with music, merriment, and more. From a quest to find a baby dragon to the Joust to the Death, this festival is bound to be hopping with plenty of ale to keep you content and more magic than you can shake an enchanted walking stick ...
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Closet Remix – Fourth of July Outfit Inspo

  As I sat down to find some outfits to shoot for the Fourth of July, I realised it’s not something I even usually think about every year. See, my dogs are terrified of the noise of fireworks (as are many dogs) so I spend the day inside participating in exactly zero festivities and, instead, snuggling my dogs and reminding them they’re alright. If you, too, have a scardey pup, I highly recommend this article by Christine at ...
Books

Queer Books for Pride | LGBT Picture Books

Picture Books for Pride Month It’s the last day of Pride month! These lists are going to continue into July and beyond (probably slowing to one per month) but I wanted to squeeze out one last list to close out the month. Today’s booklist is one I’m quite proud of and have been working on for a while. We’ve got picture books for ages 0-5 with LGBT themes. As Early Learning and small children are my forte, this list is dear to my heart. That ...