Oh January…you are hell. You are when the cold takes itself most seriously, when the sun calls it a day before even government employees. There is that new beginning thing at the start of the year, but when that wears off it’s just damn cold...
I think this month’s challenge has got to be something that keeps you all warm out there – and what’s more heart-warming than hanging out with femmes?! So here’s the challenge: this month, organize at least one gathering (or more if you’re a keener) where the femmes of your community get to hang out with each other in public. If it's a book discussion, you could call it Reading While Fabulous. If it's a forum on loving your fat femme bod, you could call it Muffintop Love. If it's a fancy hat tea party, you could call it Queer to the Brim. Other ideas: a dinner out, an accessory trade-off at a local cafe, a karaoke night, a sparkly femme dance-off somewhere lesbionic. Put out a sign on your table that says Queer, Femme and Fabulous. Wear something that makes you feel hot, bring books to trade and drink fancy beverages with a side of rad shoes.
I’ve just recently started hosting the monthly femme family gatherings in my city (If you click the link, you can catch a glimpse of me in the green dress and white cardigan at the top left of the page.) We’re meeting this Saturday afternoon for a discussion on femme flight and winter femme fashion. This time around, I’ll be sure to make a pretty sign to make sure all the world knows exactly who we are.
Have fun keeping each other warm!
Mz Luna Loo