Femmepire Records: We're All Transgender

Femmepire Records is a series of interviews on femme identity. Click here for the elevator pitch and first interview.

Here's Cate!

In a few words, define femme.
I think femme is an expressive disposition wherein one is drawn to things that are stereotypically feminine. They reclaim/repurpose these aspects of an outmoded notion of femininity. A femme pursues their natural and culturally inspired propensities.

If you don't have a definition, what do you think of Google's: “A lesbian or a male homosexual who takes a traditionally feminine sexual role.”
I think this definition is backwards in that a femme embraces feminine qualities in order for their perspective to stand out rather than fit in.

See also:

Femmepire Records: Genderfuck Girliedrag with Jolie O'Dell
Femmepire Records: Sisyphus, Barbie, and the National Femme Authentication Bureau

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