Some Photos From the Birthday Weekend

April 4, 2011  |  miscellany

We stayed on Cape Ann, near Boston, where we explored some of Salem, Rockport, and Gloucester.



l-r top to bottom: The bookstore in Salem, MA; Kristen on Pebble Beach in Rockport, MA; the boat harbor in downtown Rockport, MA; waves on Pebble Beach; pebbles on Pebble Beach.

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  1. Happy Birthday from a fellow Aries!

  2. That book store looks like the most amazing place ever. What is it called?

  3. is there a story associated with “traveling while butch is kinda hard”?

  4. a: yeah, nothing too specific, no overt discrimination anyway, but lots of anxiety on my part (and of course constant stares). but I’m working on a post on it.

  5. beautiful! hope it was a wonderful day.

  6. I’d love to read your post on “traveling while butch is kinda hard” — I’ve been doing some writing recently about ways that “femme” is different from “straight cis-woman”. Part of that is how straight cis-women traveling with male partners have a LOT more access to safe travel anywhere in the world than a woman alone — much less two women, much less if either of them is gender non-conforming.

    It’s something I struggle with a lot, as someone who loves to travel. It’s hard to think that I would probably be safer traveling alone, than traveling with the one I love.

  7. Also, have you been to Plum Island? It’s just north of Cape Ann and has incredible sandy beaches and a huge bird sanctuary.

  8. Lenore—that piece is coming, I wrote about it (at least in part) for my column next week. And no, I haven’t been to Plum Island, but I love bird sanctuaries! I will visit if/when I go back to that area.

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