The studio is eerily quiet — except for Michael Jackson playing. For Cooper, whose fashion blog showcases masculine-presenting fashion, being a butch lesbian is about comfort. She knows the images of her, and women like her, are important to the next generation. Cooper credits a member of the previous queer generation, pioneering comedian Ellen DeGeneres, with giving her the courage to start branching into more masculine clothing. She was a basketball player so she was no stranger to slouchy or oversized fashion, but it was Ellen that sold it. That's what it is.
Where Have All the Butch Dykes Gone?
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Page is far from the first gay woman to discover new-found sartorial freedom after coming out. Though I realised I was into girls at around four, it took until 14 to come out, and then 17 to tell my mum. And now I wonder, like Page, how many women — straight or not — would benefit from never having to consider what a man — real or imagined — thought of their clothes. To me, butch chic is printed shirts without frills and skirts without peplums or lace — or any of those things that look pretty, or pretty uncomfortable depending how you look at it. It used to act as code for your sexuality but now things have changed.
Butch chic: how the gender-neutral trend has ruined my wardrobe
I have advice. We have raised two kids together and navigated joint university positions together, both in Oregon and the Midwest. My comments are going to come from my decade of watching my partner successfully navigate the two professional realms of academia and the corporate world.
Photo by Alexey Kuzma via Stocksy. Happy pre-, post- or present Pride, depending on where you are. As a queer community, this past month has shown us some of the lowest lows and highest highs we've ever had, and the rainbow spotlight aimed at my gay family forced me into contemplative headspace—one my sheltered baby butch brain rarely roams as I lumber around the big old city, as dumbly accepted as just another odd millennial.