Femmepire Records is a series of interviews on femme identity. Click here for the elevator pitch and first interview.
Here's Sarah Terez Rosenblum:
In a few words, define femme.
I don't have some boundary-pushing definition to offer (like “femme” plays with conventional feminine trappings or “femme” is performance) mainly because femme isn't something I consciously cultivate — it's what I naturally am. “Naturally,” of course, is a loaded word. Is it natural for chicks to prefer pink? Unlikely. But no matter how many wooden toys, primary colors, and corduroy pants my mother foisted on me, I longed for Barbies, a pink room, and lacy dresses. And I still do.