“Most of the time, my gender is cocky grins and loaded statements and the smell of leather and basalm.”
-Kate, via Autostraddle
I have an internet crush, y’all.
No it’s not, just kidding. But seriously, good writing is attractive, and you should read her stuff. A lot of her posts deal with some really terrible and difficult stuff, like body dysphoria and sexual assault, while others broach potentially uncomfortable subjects like gender identity in a way that feels comforting and challenging at the same time. While I do not identify as butch, I especially love her Butch Please column. Whether or not you have been through all of the things Kate write about, I think most queer people can probably relate to a lot of the process of questioning, discomfort, and acceptance that she speaks to in Butch Please.
I really have no intent of creating any intellectually stimulating original content in this post, I am just shoving you all in the direction of this awesome human’s work, because I think it could be helpful and insightful for a lot of people.
Here are some highlights: