”To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Over five years ago I joined a lesbian women’s talking group. I remember that at one point, the group leader asked how we identified and I really didn’t have a clue…Five years on the road and I wouldn’t even know where to start or what comes first: radical lesbian, butch, feminist, queer, gender-bender, 95% vegetarian (yeah well, that’s honest) , anti-racist, anti-nationalist, anti-borders, world citizen etc. A lot can change in five years and I did… I believe you can make yourself into what you really are or what you want to be (‘we ourselves must walk the path’), but it can be very helpful if you don’t feel you’re walking a path all on your own. Because you don’t. It’s great to share with people that understand what you’re talking about and/or are interested in what’s going on in your life. That’s why I write this blog. To share my world with others.

8 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi,

    I really like your blog! Do you also write in Dutch? If so, we are a feminist collective (you’ve seen our blog tweedesekse ) and we are making/updating a zine about “why feminism” with many people telling their story. If you’re interested, you can contact us at felfeminisme@gmail.com

  2. This is a great blog and thank you for the reblogs, very kind of you….x

  3. Just spent the better part of an hour on your site. To say I love it is an understatement. Will definitely be following you from now on. Thank you for your insight and perspective.

  4. Thank you so much for bringing up this amazing blog! So much stories and pics that really touch me!

  5. I live in the hague and I’m a young (i think) butch. do you know of any drag(king) places around here/amsterdam? I have to figure out myself and that might be useful 🙂

    • Hi,

      I’m sorry but I can’t help you with that at all.. i am not familiar with the drag/trans scene in A’dam or in any big city. I know there is some activity going on in A’dam and there used to be some drag king acting too, but that was already some years ago. But as a self-identified butch in the Netherlands it’s quite hard to find more butches, sadly enough.. The queer scene is maybe the best scene to get into, lots of variety there:-) good luck, sorry I couldn’t be of more help..

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