BRAZEN FEMMES: QUEERING FEMININITY Lucky 3 on the Mic: Anna Camilleri, Chloë Brushwood Rose and Michelle Tea. Tuesday, June 3rd pm. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, Paperback. p., very good first edition trade paperback original in black pictorial wraps. A Manifesto for ther.
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Nov 03, Muhammad Azizudin added it. Lists with This Book. Refusing the fate of Girl-by-Nature, she fem me is Girl-by-Choice.
It is intersectional, and includes fat femmes, femmes of color, drag queens and mention of male or trans femmes. I was totally on board after reading the introduction, where Rose and Camilleri state that they want Brazen Femme to depart from existing texts by focusing completely on femme identities There are a couple of reasons why I queerign give it all five stars: My summer reading list right now is getting insane.
Whether by choice or necessity, these frenzied femmes explore their desires to make and remake femininity fit their own queer frames. I’m not sure this is for me, but it’s good to read different POVs. Some of the articles tried to hard, others were just uninteresting.
Femme is aggressive, its contents raw: There are lots of ideas in this book to either relate to or to consider as a new perspective. Someone recommended it to me and said it might help with my understanding of Femme-ness and help me evaluate my brxzen shaky identity as a possible femme. I had high expectations for this book, but it fell completely short. Queering Femininity and was the co-founder and co-director of Taste This, which toured extensively with three full-length performance works and collaborated to publish Boys Like Her: I found myself actually smiling reading this book.
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Another one to recommend is the Femme Mystique anthology from Leslea Newman. This book is amazing. Anna Camilleri is a writer, performance poet, curator, and producer living in Toronto. Transfictions to critical and popular acclaim.
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You make a good point though. Account Options Sign in. That said, many of the pieces fell flat for me- trying to convey the multiplicity of what it can mean to be femme in a way that either left it completely ambiguous, or still managed to pigeonhole it in an overly specific way.
It’s all about “Quantum Femme”. Nov 13, lola rated it did not like it.
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Mostly, I just find it disturbing how little seems to be written about what it means to be femme, it’s history, and evolution- as compared to other issues of gender and sexuality. Mila Mila has written 2 articles for us.
Like all anthologies, Brazen Femme contains both hits and misses. Dec 21, Christa rated it it was brazeen Shelves: She continues to both curate events around town and drag performers around the country, and this year she was honored to be included on the first ever Sex Workers Art Show Tour. Anna co-founded the -interdisciplinary performance troupe Taste This, who -collaborated on the acclaimed Boys Like Her. But almost all of the works fell flat. Camilleri has performed nationally and internationally for nearly a decade, is a visiting columnist with Xtra!
Take that, One Direction. Story of my life. Seemingly “normal,” she responds to “normal” expectations with a sucker punch — she occupies normality abnormally. I wanted to like this, but I really did not care for it. If you don’t understand the term, don’t femininitg it — simple as that. I was keen on the plethora of definitions of femme, even though in some cases I did not agree i.