identity politics, Interviews

AJ Stacy: Mini-Interview

Host, Tuna Talk

1. What is your relationship with the word or identity “butch?”

I think of me, by default, or people like me, who have too much style when we walk into the men’s section at the department store. The word “Butch” is sexy, it’s strong.

2. What kind of words and labels, if any, do you use to identify yourself?

I really don’t like to label myself too much, but people always ask if I’m FTM or Butch or if I’m transitioning or whatever so, based on that, occasionally I like to clarify that I’m just BUTCH, I’m just AJ, I like to dress better than a straigt guy.

3. What do you wish you could tell your younger self about sex, sexuality, or gender?

If I could sit my 18 year old, crazy self down, I’d tell myself to go out and have fun, don’t be so shy, speak up for what you want and what you believe in and don’t wait for things to happen, make things happen.

Visit AJ’s online video blog Tuna Talk

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.

0 thoughts on “AJ Stacy: Mini-Interview”

  1. Kyle says:

    yes! “The word “Butch” is sexy, it’s strong.” and yeah, it’s the best revenge when we can dress better than the straight guys

  2. Samantha says:

    i really like AJ and respect what she has done through the years she’s been on youtube,now comedy…and I saw Rupaul’s Drag U? Furthermore, I have enjoyed the beaver bunch and learned a lot from them. In all I don’t think AJ or the rest of the beaver bucnh gets recognized for what they do as much as they should. I think AJ and Jess are complete hotties. Dear Mr. Sexsmith: can you get an interviw with jess from the beaver bunch too??

    1. I’ll try to contact Jess! Good idea.

  3. April says:

    I saw her on RuPaul’s Drag U, and seriously thought she was the hottest thing I’ve ever seen. Why can’t we have girls this hot in Florida?!
    I think she’s pretty funny. I’ve watched her vids on youtube– and yes, Butch is VERY sexy. ;)

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