'Femme' has always referred to feminine queer people. What happens when it's used outside those communities?
"Femme" practices can be as empowering for one queer person as they are alienating for another. We asked five queer femmes about the unique ways they approach their identities.
As a gender nonconforming, queer immigrant and Muslim, I'm constantly shuffling the identities I expose. But whether I'm wearing a hijab or a snapback, there's nowhere to hide anymore.
Finding something to wear can take a heavy toll on the everyday lives of people who don't fit into the gender binary. Luckily, new fashion brands are emerging that are catering to butch women and trans men.