Some Photos From the Birthday Weekend

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.

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.

9 thoughts on “Some Photos From the Birthday Weekend”

  1. Staci says:

    Happy Birthday from a fellow Aries!

  2. Rae says:

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

  3. a. says:

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

  4. Sinclair says:

    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. Vic says:

    beautiful! hope it was a wonderful day.

  6. Lenore says:

    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. Lenore says:

    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. Sinclair says:

    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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