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Fashionably Femme Patreon!

It takes a village to create content on the internet, and Fashionably Femme is absolutely no different. As we announced recently, Fashionably Femme is relaunching with new content, a new team and a whole lot of new energy. We are also launching our brand new Patreon page! What is Patreon? Patreon is like an extended Kickstarter, where you can directly support the people who make the things you love and get different rewards depending on your ...
Lifestyle

Meet the New Fashionably Femme Team

Welcome back to Fashionably Femme! We’re so glad you’re here and thrilled to have you back on board for this wild and crazy ride. There’s so much amazing stuff coming very soon but before we inundate you with some of the queerest content on the internet, we want to take a second to share the team behind it all! Dannie (Creative Director and Founder) (She/Her) Dannie is the founder and Creative Director of Fashionably Femme. ...
Lifestyle, Queer Life and Culture

National Coming Out Day: A Guide for Allies and Queers Alike

By Dannie Levine Coming Out is Hard I shared my own coming out story last year for National Coming Out Day. And as someone who is out as part of my blogging life, that’s a relatively easy story for me to share. But for others, it can be really really hard or even unsafe to come out. So this year, I’ve crafted a guide with the help of my queer fam to help you if you’re coming out, or if someone chooses to come out to you. ...
Lifestyle

Wife Life | Bisexual Visibility Day

By Ari Levine Hey y’all! It’s Ari, back with another Wife Life takeover for Bisexual Visibility Day! I’ve talked before about identifying as bisexual/queer, and this day is really important to me. Why, you ask? I’m so glad.  For me, bisexual visibility is about combating stereotypes. For many years, I stayed in the closet despite crushes on different genders, and dated only men because it was easier. In that ...
Lifestyle

Chicago House Speaker Series Coming Soon!

By Dannie Levine I teased about an interview about the Chicago House Speaker Series in yesterday’s Fashionably Femme post with Janessa. We sat down to talk about Chicago House as an organization, the event, and the process of selecting speakers, and more. I can’t wait for you to learn about this AMAZING organization and equally amazing speaker series. Read on! Fashionably Femme: Tell me about Chicago house. Its mission, past ...
Lifestyle, Queer Life and Culture

Queer Activism – Being the Change

By Dannie Levine People ask me constantly why I blog. What’s my purpose, what’s my niche, what do I do with this little corner of the web I’ve created. And the answer is really simple when I step back and look at it. I’m embodying the adage “be the change you wish to see in the world.” There’s so much BS in the world, so much inequality and horrid treatment of everyone who doesn’t fit into a ...
Lifestyle, Queer Life and Culture

Why Lipstick Lesbian is a Problematic Phrase

By Dannie Levine It’s National Lipstick Day which means it’s time for me to smash some more ideas and thoughtless ideas. Today we’re tackling the phrase “lipstick lesbian” and why it’s so problematic and why you really shouldn’t use it ever. Like, ever again. It’s antiquated and heteronormative af. It comes from this heteronormative need to label and classify everything that mainstream society ...
Lifestyle, Queer Life and Culture, Style

Femme Style as Politics and Attitude | My Outfit is My Statement

Is style political? Absolutely. When we get dressed in the morning, the clothing we put on is the armour we wear to face the world. It can (and should be!)  be a means of self expression, but it often also makes a political statement. When a certain famed talk show host tells the world that you shouldn’t wear a crop top if you have a tummy, any time a tummy owner wears one they are making a statement in direct contrast. Any time Alok ...
Lifestyle

3 Ways to Address your Stress | Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month With all of my #RealTalk about mental health and my dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression, it only makes sense to talk about this with you! Enter Shemiah Derrick, MA, who reached out via Instagram. She’s a therapist in the Chicago area and she’s basically amazing. So when she reached out about working together to spread our respective messages about mental health, of course I jumped right on ...
Lifestyle, Queer Life and Culture, Style

Wife Life | Body Positivity and Mass Media

By Ari Levine I Feel Pretty (But Only After a Concussion) – Body Positivity isn’t a Joke Recently, trailers for a new Amy Schumer movie have taken over my social feeds. The movie — which I’m not linking because I don’t want to give them the views or traffic– focuses on Schumer’s character hitting her head in a SoulCycle class and suddenly seeing herself as beautiful and being confident in her body for the first time, ...