a couple small things

a) July’s masthead will be up soon, I haven’t perfected the photograph yet. If you have ideas for future masthead taglines, or photos that you’d like to see featured, now’s the time to tell me!

b) Call for photographs – butches, bust out your swimsuits. After that butch breasts/bras feature, I’ve been thinking about butch suits. It is summer now, after all, and I betcha most of us aren’t in bikinis (mmmm bikinis) or one-pieces. Let’s see how you do it up at the beach or at the pool. Email aspiringstud at gmail.com with your photographs, preferably high quality, at least 300x500px. Include your name, a little byline if you want, what you’re wearing and why.

c) For the record? Lesbianism is not a “lifestyle,” and to call it such is belittling. It’s a sexual orientation or sexual identity.

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

3 thoughts on “a couple small things”

  1. Lifestyle is such a stupid descriptor. I can’t even think of it with out remember a conversation my family was having when I was a kid.
    They were talking about some relative that was married *gasp!* to a black man, and then left him to go live an ‘alternative lifestyle’ (back when that phrase was in vogue). I was young enough to not know what it meant, and when I asked, I got yelled at.

    Since then, I haven’t cared for the word. Its always had a negative connotation since then.

  2. Essin' Em says:

    I totally agree with point #2.

    I keep asking myself why I'm writing for a site titled such (esp. since I don't identify as a lesbian), and then I realize that maybe my lil' ol' queer self can infiltrate and cause change from inside…

  3. Essin' Em says:

    By point 2, I mean 3. C. Headdesk.

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