The Femme Mystique

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Lesléa Newman
Alyson Publications, 1995 - Social Science - 319 pages
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A fascinating and insightful look at the world of femme identity within the lesbian community. Written by femmes, former femmes, future femmes, femme wanna-bes, femme admirers, and of course, femmes fatales, The femme Mystique explores what it means to be a femme and a lesbian in a society that often trivializes the feminine.

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User Review  - Korri - Goodreads

A delightful selection of personal essays, poems, love letters and stories about the unique intersection of gender & sexuality in the person of a femme and in the dynamics of butch-femme relationships ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mista M - Goodreads

As a Stone Butch Top I was hoping to find stories of Stone Femmes. I found most of the stories concern Femme "Switches". I did thoroughly enjoy of couples of the writings and I'll come back and provide the Titles for those in particular. Thank you :) Read full review

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Contents

The Letter
57
Toward
86
Latex and Lace
281
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About the author (1995)

Lesl?a Newman is the author of more than sixty books for readers of all ages, including the children's classic Heather Has Two Mommies, as well as the young adult novel Jailbait, the middle-grade novel Hachiko Waits, and the adult poetry collection Still Life with Buddy. Her award-winning short story ?A Letter to Harvey Milk? has been adapted for the stage. She has been awarded poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and is on the faculty of Spalding University's MFA brief-residency in writing program. She is also a former poet laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts. In addition, she works closely with the Matthew Shepard Foundation as a member of their speakers? bureau. She has visited schools all over the country giving her presentation ?He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard.? Lesl?a Newman lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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